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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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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
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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

Want to buy

Want to buy Minstrel banjo for reenactment events

Started by carolyn arrington

0 Mar 8

New Strike Adjustments

Long time, no talk... I haven't posted in quite a while. I've been sidetracked by my open back banjo. In doing so, I noticed something cu…

Started by Rob Mohr

1 Feb 23
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Prize Banjo Instructor by Jean White

I posted this on the Classic banjo site but thought that people here might like to see it. For your isolated enjoyment I present "The Priz…

Started by Joel Hooks

0 Nov 22, 2020

Need ideas

hey folks, I need a couple tunes. I've been in a bit of malaise and my nose stuck in books too much. And, I need to get back into the groov…

Started by Rob Mohr

2 Oct 28, 2020
Reply by Rob Mohr

More Guitar Style Resources?

I've been messing with Guitar Style recently, as I wanted to get into classical banjo, but the three finger approach just never clicked for…

Started by Ethan Baker

3 Sep 28, 2020
Reply by Joel Hooks



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