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Rick Hadley
  • 72, Male
  • Vinton, IA
  • United States
  • About 20 years
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Minstrel lyrics archive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Kunkel Dec 21, 2017. 2 Replies

Early Banjo Gathering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Hadley Jul 8, 2009. 2 Replies

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Rob Kunkel replied to Rick Hadley's discussion Minstrel lyrics archive
"I cannot find anything marked "Resources" on this site for "Peepin Through De Cellar Door." Does anyone think it might be a song from a minstrel show back then? The lyrics are so strange. It certainly was not a slave song. There…"
Dec 21, 2017
Rick Hadley replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Veterans on Ning
"Hope the rest of you all had an equally fine Veteran's Day.  Free lunch at Applebee's  is always a nice treat.  We followed it up with the walking tour trail at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park where my wife's…"
Nov 12, 2013
Dave Culgan replied to Rick Hadley's discussion Minstrel lyrics archive
"You are already there! Just stroll on over to the door marked "Resources" and look on the shelf for Buckley's 1860 tutor and one by Rice. I think they are in there along with the music. Tim has the best library."
Jan 23, 2013
Rick Hadley posted a discussion

Minstrel lyrics archive

Sometime ago I came across a website with a large collection of lyrics for minstrel music, but I've somehow lost the bookmark.  Anyone know of such a site?  I'm specifically looking for "Peeping Through the Cellar Door", and "Black Cat, White Cat".See More
Jan 22, 2013
Moschella Banjos and Rick Hadley are now friends
Jan 22, 2013
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Jan 2, 2013
Rick Hadley replied to Greg Adams's discussion Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VI (June 21-23, 2013)
"That sounds great.  We're going to do our best to make it out there this year.  I just booked a room for the weekend in Shepherdstown.  "
Jan 1, 2013
Rick Hadley commented on Tim Twiss's event AEBG IV
"Oh WOW...banjos and battlefields!!  Sounds like a perfect weekend.  That's a long trip on such short notice, but I'm going to talk about it with the War Department and see if she'll agree to cut travel orders.  Even if…"
May 13, 2011

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Don't rightly remember.
How long have you played banjo?
About 20 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Jay Moschella tackhead, Vega flush fret, Deering Hartford

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At 4:03pm on November 29, 2008, John Masciale said…
Welcome to the forum!
At 8:01pm on November 29, 2008, Carl Anderton said…
What kind of plane are you sittin' in there, Rick?

I love old warbirds.

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