Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Logan Ehrharrdt posted an event

Rochester Civil War Days at Olmstead county historical society

July 20, 2019 to July 21, 2019
This upcoming weekend of the 20-21 is Rochester MN's annual civil war event. Stop by and enjoy a battle and feel free to stop by the 1st South Carolina vol. inf. See More
Tuesday
Tom Taggart liked Andy Chase's video
Tuesday
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Tuesday
Andy Chase posted a video

The Glen Waltz - 1872 fingerstyle banjo

By G.H. Bisbee, from Frank B. Converse's 1872 book "The Banjo and How to Play It." Played on a fretted banjo in modern concert tuning.
Tuesday
Paul Draper posted a video

Grey Eagle Reel

From the Analytical, 1886.
Monday
Tom Taggart commented on Logan Ehrharrdt's video
Monday
Tom Taggart liked Logan Ehrharrdt's video
Monday
Logan Ehrharrdt posted a video

Minstrel banjo beginner progress marker - Old Dan Tucker/Jim Along Josie

After work practice, after 8 months of even owning a banjo.
Monday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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The Raccoon Hunt

"Thanks Lisa. It went over pretty well. I also did “Carve Dat Possum”, so folks could sing along on the “Carve him to the heart” part"
Saturday
Rob Mohr liked Paul Draper's video
Jul 11
Rob Mohr liked Paul Draper's video
Jul 11
Rob Mohr liked Paul Draper's video
Jul 11
Timothy Twiss commented on Paul Draper's video
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Naraganset Jig

"Welcome to the Banjo Delta Force. Nice job."
Jul 11
Rob Mohr liked D. Wooldridge's photo
Jul 11
Timothy Twiss liked Paul Draper's video
Jul 11
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Naraganset Jig

"Hi Al - here’s another take I never posted to this site. All my takes are but mere shadows to Tim’s...     https://youtu.be/VVRj1ml_qfQ"
Jul 11
Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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Naraganset Jig

"That's ambitious.  I don't think I've seen/heard it played other than Tim."
Jul 10
Strumelia commented on Paul Draper's video
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The Raccoon Hunt

"That's a fun song for folks to hear Paul.  Good choice of song and banjo!"
Jul 10
D. Wooldridge posted a photo
Jul 10
D. Wooldridge commented on Mark Weems's event Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence
"Come Join Us for this year's celebration of the banjo!"
Jul 10
 
 
 

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