Minstrel Banjo

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Help me pay for this site!

Hi everyone.  I have just added a Donate tab to the site.  I just paid for the site for another year ($240).  I would appreciate it if peop…

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Time to help pay for this site

I have paid $240 for this site for another year .  The payment widget I used to use is no longer available, so the procedure is a little di…

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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VII (June 20-22, 2014)

2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII) At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Pry House Field Hospital Museum On Antietam N…

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Blue Bell Valse - Buckley

Been working on BBV lately. I STINK with barre chords, fretted or unfretted. That aside, anyone have any tips rolling from the 10th measure…

Started by Rob Mohr

8 Sep 2
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Joe Sweeny Convergence - Appomattox, VA

Anyone know if the Sweeny Convergence is on this year the weekend after Labor Day?? Also, any word about the Antietam Convergence at Renfr…

Started by Rob Mohr

0 Aug 25

What are you working on?

There has not been a group discussion for quite some time. How about sharing a bit of your journey? Tell us what you are working on or curi…

Started by Timothy Twiss

3 Aug 14
Reply by Rob Mohr

Last chance sale, vintage minstrel-era publications, bones, and more

Some folks here will remember Scott Miller from the final Antietam gathering. He's finally closing his store, Bone Dry Musical Instrument C…

Started by Robin Netherton

0 Aug 7

Bell Boucher action question

Hello folks, I hope everyone is doing well.  I have a Bell Boucher banjo and was wondering about the typical string height. It seems prett…

Started by Jim Robertson

4 Aug 1
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Welcome New Folks

Been a while since I've seen newcommers on the site. Welcome to Minstrel Banjo. Lots of good folks and good music to be found here.

Started by Tom Taggart

0 Jul 8

Banjo Mike

Just a tip; sat with Banjo Mike (Brooklyn Michigan) last weekend.  Great Briggs renditions (on period fretless repro) he mixes in with root…

Started by Byron Ed

0 Jul 2

Songs of our Native Daughters

Just became aware of what I believe is a new project by Smithsonian Folkways.  If Greg or somebody has already posted it, I didn't search t…

Started by razyn

6 Jun 15
Reply by Byron Ed

Anyone see this Pete Ross on Ebay?

Just wanted to mention this one, as it seems highly unusual for this to be offered this way. Apparently a Goodwill Pete Ross banza in Seatt…

Started by Strumelia

1 Apr 5
Reply by Dow Mathis

New Minstrel Music

There is a new publication coming out this summer with 50 new Early Banjo songs in TAB. It is similar to the old Tutors.....just more of it…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Mar 18



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