Strumelia's Videos (Minstrel Banjo) - Minstrel Banjo 2020-10-27T06:45:41Z http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=3mdcdoa3cmfnx&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Jim Along Jocie (Hammons) gourd banjo, fiddle tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2017-11-02:2477478:Video:167744 2017-11-02T00:28:13.579Z Strumelia http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/Strumelia <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/jim-along-jocie-hammons-gourd-banjo-fiddle"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135369987?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Figured I'd post this older video again, because of the gourd banjer. :)<br></br> Lisa on gourd banjo, Brian on fiddle.<br></br> Not your great great grandfather's minstrel version. lol.<br></br> I learned this banjo tune from listening to a recording of Burl Hammons of West Virginia (1908-1993). This version bears almost no resemblance to the more familiar versions of "Jim… <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/jim-along-jocie-hammons-gourd-banjo-fiddle"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135369987?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Figured I'd post this older video again, because of the gourd banjer. :)<br /> Lisa on gourd banjo, Brian on fiddle.<br /> Not your great great grandfather's minstrel version. lol.<br /> I learned this banjo tune from listening to a recording of Burl Hammons of West Virginia (1908-1993). This version bears almost no resemblance to the more familiar versions of "Jim Along Josie". I like it because it is spare but has a lot going on under the surface.<br /> I'm playing in F, 'sawmill tuning', on my pig-head gourd banjo. Brian plays fiddle tuned down.<br /> The tune starts out a bit rough, but warms up nicely by the hearth. Sorry about the dark fireside lighting. A little home made music Silver Lake Waltz at the Sweeney cabin, Appomattox VA tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2017-09-24:2477478:Video:165395 2017-09-24T16:41:33.969Z Strumelia http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/Strumelia <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/silver-lake-waltz-at-the-sweeney-cabin-appomattox-va"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135366322?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Saturday night in the Sweeney cabin, Appomattox VA Courthouse national park Sept 2017. During the Joel Sweeney early banjo gathering. Jacalyn and I playing Silver Lake Waltz. To my right is Joe Ayers on his gourd banjer. Mark Weems providing a lovely fingerpicked chord accompaniment on 1800s guitar. What a great evening it… <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/silver-lake-waltz-at-the-sweeney-cabin-appomattox-va"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135366322?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Saturday night in the Sweeney cabin, Appomattox VA Courthouse national park Sept 2017. During the Joel Sweeney early banjo gathering. Jacalyn and I playing Silver Lake Waltz. To my right is Joe Ayers on his gourd banjer. Mark Weems providing a lovely fingerpicked chord accompaniment on 1800s guitar. What a great evening it was! Carve That Possum tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2017-09-22:2477478:Video:165588 2017-09-22T21:14:16.746Z Strumelia http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/Strumelia <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/silver-lake-waltz-at-the-sweeney-cabin-appomattox-va"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135366322?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The great Dave Kirchner singing and playing a banjo he made. I accompanied him on bones, ankle rattle, and chorus.<br></br> This fun old song from the 1800s "Carve That Possum".<br></br> This was at the public concert at Appomattox Courthouse National Park during the Joel Sweeney History of the Banjo weekend in Sept 2017. A bunch of us early banjo enthusiasts… <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/silver-lake-waltz-at-the-sweeney-cabin-appomattox-va"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135366322?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The great Dave Kirchner singing and playing a banjo he made. I accompanied him on bones, ankle rattle, and chorus.<br /> This fun old song from the 1800s "Carve That Possum".<br /> This was at the public concert at Appomattox Courthouse National Park during the Joel Sweeney History of the Banjo weekend in Sept 2017. A bunch of us early banjo enthusiasts attended from various states. A fun gathering for sure! Pretty Saro - penny whistle tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2016-10-24:2477478:Video:156015 2016-10-24T01:58:24.535Z Strumelia http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/Strumelia <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/pretty-saro-penny-whistle"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135370964?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Not a minstrel banjo nor minstrel tune, I know, but perhaps I'll be playing some minstrel ditties as I get better at this thing.<br></br> I'm practicing a tune from the American Appalachian ballad called Pretty Saro. I've been learning to play penny whistle..tin whistle..for two months now. As a beginner I have a long way to improve...but it's proving to be such an enjoyable… <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/pretty-saro-penny-whistle"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135370964?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Not a minstrel banjo nor minstrel tune, I know, but perhaps I'll be playing some minstrel ditties as I get better at this thing.<br /> I'm practicing a tune from the American Appalachian ballad called Pretty Saro. I've been learning to play penny whistle..tin whistle..for two months now. As a beginner I have a long way to improve...but it's proving to be such an enjoyable journey!<br /> I'm playing a Jerry Freeman tweaked Blackbird 'D' whistle. 'Bob Ridley-O' Hinckley Plough Bullockers (UK) tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2016-06-29:2477478:Video:150185 2016-06-29T14:40:02.787Z Strumelia http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/Strumelia <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/bob-ridley-o-hinckley-plough-bullockers-uk"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135360975?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I didn't realize that Bob Ridley was imported into America.<br /> I just love this video!- note especially the many musicians and great instruments being played by musicians in the background. <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/bob-ridley-o-hinckley-plough-bullockers-uk"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135360975?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I didn't realize that Bob Ridley was imported into America.<br /> I just love this video!- note especially the many musicians and great instruments being played by musicians in the background.