Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to Minstrel Banjo (the website and as a player). I live in eastern Massachusetts about 20 minutes from Providence, Rhode Island and was wondering if there were any other Minstrel Banjo enthusiasts around my neck of the woods?  Please give a shout!

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I'm in central Massachusetts, up on the New Hampshire border.  There are a few of us around.  We tried to pull a one-day, informal 'New England Early Banjo Gathering' together a couple of years ago but it never quite happened.

Hey Andy,

 If they ever try to get together again, I'm in. 

PS: I will look for you at the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield!

I'm in Meriden, CT, mid point between Hartford and New Haven.

I'm a Los Angeles transplant from CT but would be interested in your goings-on.  I'm quite interested in the history back there and have done some research.  So many of the 19th & early 20th C. players were from New England.  Really love minstrel banjo and classic 5 string.

 

Hey Galen,
   My great grandfather was a cork-faced minstrel banjo player in those days.  If you go to my page, I have photos of him.  Check it out. 
Galen Wilkes said:

I'm a Los Angeles transplant from CT but would be interested in your goings-on.  I'm quite interested in the history back there and have done some research.  So many of the 19th & early 20th C. players were from New England.  Really love minstrel banjo and classic 5 string.

 

Also...my great granddad was a New Englander and the photos were actually taken in Connecticut!
 
Galen Wilkes said:

I'm a Los Angeles transplant from CT but would be interested in your goings-on.  I'm quite interested in the history back there and have done some research.  So many of the 19th & early 20th C. players were from New England.  Really love minstrel banjo and classic 5 string.

 

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