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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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TOTW 12/9/19

Who will anoint a piece for this week ?

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 yesterday
Reply by Rob Mohr

TOTW 11/25/19

This has been great. Since there is a lull, I'd like to jump in and suggest the next one. How about "What's Going On?" from the monumental…

Started by Timothy Twiss

4 Nov 26
Reply by Timothy Twiss

TotW - 18 NOV 2019

I have it down to the following from Buckley 1868 (Tim's book): Buckley's Hornpipe, Dan Emmett's Reel, or Lazy Joe (Jig)... Somebody make…

Started by Rob Mohr

5 Nov 23
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Giant Bohdran Banjo

I have to share this. Checkout the giant banjo Par Engstrand made. Classic-banjo.ning.  I think it sounds great! https://classic-banjo.ning

Started by Michael Cypret

0 Nov 20


I nominate Mr. Chris Prieto to choose this week’s TOTW

Started by Paul Draper

19 Nov 17
Reply by Rob Mohr

Tune of the Week Nov. 4th

I nominate Paul Draper to pick one for this week

Started by Timothy Twiss

13 Nov 10
Reply by Paul Draper

Batchelder's Minstrels of Boston?

Has anyone run across any mention of Batchelder's Minstrels of Boston? This group was mentioned in an obituary in The Boston Weekly Globe,…

Started by OK-4

0 Nov 9

Who here plays concertina?

If you play concertina, then I have some questions for you.  I do not play, but I am considering getting one.  There are numerous configura…

Started by Tom Berghan

16 Nov 9
Reply by Michael Cypret

Switching between scale lengths

I just realized that my Bell has a 27'' scale length and the Hartel I ordered has a 26'' scale length.  Who here has experience switching b…

Started by John Cohen

3 Nov 5
Reply by Rob Mohr

Free tablature/notation of important early African-American banjo music

Hello everyone, It's been awhile.  The various early banjo events are so appealing, but they're all back East.  I'd love to go but... (1) m…

Started by Paul Ely Smith

1 Nov 5
Reply by Chris Prieto



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