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Roberta Perkins
  • Wilmington, DE
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  • 3 to 6 years, off and on.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Perkins Aug 25, 2018. 4 Replies

Does anyone have the music/tabs for Pateroller? Continue

Lightweight banjo case...

Started Jul 15, 2017 0 Replies

Hello, Has anyone had experiences with Gator Lightweight Banjo Cases? Any suggestions for others?Continue

Nylgut strings....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kimerer May 20, 2016. 10 Replies

A question for those who use Nylgut strings. How often should they be changed?Continue

Eggnog, Sugar and Beer...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Perkins Feb 1, 2016. 2 Replies

In an article, by Bob Winans, is a list of remembered dance tunes & songs(from ex-slave narratives). One of them is Eggnog, Sugar and Beer. The title caught my fancy:-). Does anyone know of it?…Continue

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
19th Century Banjo Workshops
How long have you played banjo?
3 to 6 years, off and on.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bob Flesher tackhead, Cloverlick open back and a Deering Goodtime(modified), a bucket tackhead & 12" tackhead by Terry Bell

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 11:32am on November 14, 2011, Greg Adams said…

Great to see you here Roberta!

At 3:41pm on November 14, 2011, Dave Culgan said…

Hi Roberta, glad you found your way here. We met at the Neshaminy event where I was playing with the Camptown Shakers. Dave Culgan

At 6:18pm on November 15, 2011, Guy de Chalus said…

Hello Roberta,


I'm sorry, but I only vaguely recall a conversation about the Hammon's tune. Please remind me of this correspondence. Was it through some list serve? All the same, I love that music and am looking forward to becoming a better player of that style.  Kind regards, always.  - Guy

At 10:41pm on November 15, 2011, Roberta Perkins said…

Hmmm, do you have a video on You Tube playing 'Walkin in the Parlor'?

At 11:43pm on November 15, 2011, Silas Tackitt said…
At 1:22pm on November 16, 2011, Roberta Perkins said…

Thanks, Silas...

I play a version of "Walkin' in the Parlor" from the Hammons family.

At 12:16pm on June 10, 2014, Strumelia said…

Roberta what banjo are you bringing to Antietam?  The Flesher tackhead?

At 2:19pm on June 10, 2014, Strumelia said…

Well I look forward to meeting you!   :)

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