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Christopher Stetson
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  • Florence, MA
  • United States
  • About 3 years.
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  • Eliza Dagostino
  • Paul Sedgwick
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  • Greg Adams
  • John Masciale

Christopher Stetson's Discussions

1879 Playing card w/ banjo.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Sep 3, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi, all.  I thought you folks might take a passing interest in this design for the King of…Continue

Lyrics for Going Over the Mountains?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Stetson Mar 21, 2015. 5 Replies

I've been playing the version from Briggs 1855 and wonder about the song.  Does someone have the lyrics?  Do they still exist?  All I get from a web search is Bosson and Ozzie Osbourne.  Any help…Continue

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Christopher Stetson might attend John Masciale's event

An Early Banjo Gathering at Renfrew Museum and Park

June 26, 2020 at 7pm to June 28, 2020 at 1pm
We are hosting an Early American Banjo gathering. The committee for this event are John and Elaine Masciale, Tim Twiss, Al Smitley, and Andy Chase. At the end of the last gathering there was a lot of interest in continuing with the gathering, but we needed a new venue.  After a lot of searching we are pleased to announce that Renfrew Museum is willing to host us.Our goals are:!. To educate about and create an appreciation for the early American banjo, its musical repertoire, and its role in…See More
Feb 11, 2020

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Chance, and Greg Adams.
How long have you played banjo?
About 3 years.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Celebrated Benary 5 string, Weymann 6 string (guitar), Bell Stichter kit.

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 1:05pm on August 19, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
Abother New Englander, welcome!
At 8:22pm on August 19, 2014, Christopher Stetson said…

Thanks, Leonidas!  Meriden's not far from me!  We'll have to talk.

At 9:01pm on August 19, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
we have a Civil War event in Florence this October, at Look Park. Look me up. Find the Confederate camp, everybody there knows me.
At 7:19am on December 30, 2014, Eliza Dagostino said…

Hope to get going on banjo myself!!

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