Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Ian Bell's Comments

Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 12:06pm on February 20, 2010, Carl Anderton said…
That sounds very interesting, Ian, I'd love to take a look at it.
At 9:48pm on March 06, 2010, Tim Twiss gave Ian Bell a gift
At 1:44am on April 7, 2010, Rob MacKillop said…
Many thanks, Ian. Glad you enjoyed your vacation ;-)
At 11:58am on June 23, 2010, Trevor stevens said…
Thank you for your welcome, I love riding although I was sixty before my first lesson.
I have ridden in some of our ACW battles here in the UK.
Are there any free tabs out there for minstrel banjo?
I love this site, well done to ya'll
trevor
At 11:58am on August 26, 2010, Rob MacKillop said…
Thanks, Ian. A very interesting and moving article. I had never heard of Scott. Seems to have been a good un.
At 8:17am on October 18, 2010, Bill Graham said…
Thanks for the greetings. Would have responded but have had computer problems. Darned machines!
At 8:24am on April 10, 2011, Dena Lee said…
Thanks for the welcome, Ian. You are right. I am not beareded. Heehee. Are there good banjo gatherings in your area, I am in Ontario often. None here that arent ALL bluegrass
At 8:43am on April 24, 2011, Dena Lee said…
I thought your town sounded familiar to me. I've been near there on my way to Barrie from London. In a few weeks I will be in Toronto and then Parry Sound. I'll wave as I pass by. :-)
In Toronto, I will be building a fretless tackhead tenor at Jeff Menzies' workshop. Dena
At 7:59pm on July 25, 2011, Strumelia said…
Ian, thank you very much for your welcome greeting.
At 9:13am on August 11, 2011, Dena Lee said…
Hi, Ian.  Here is a picture of Jeff's latest.  I went with him to pick up the gourd at Northern Dipper.  It was my first time there.  What a neat place.  Hope to see you around.
Would you be interested in getting together to compare builder's notes in the future?  I am new at building and always happy to meet with others.

Dena
At 4:39am on February 3, 2012, Al Smitley said…

Ian, I'm interested in the music you are doing for the 1812 conference.  My main interest in this music is weighted in its historical context.  I am purchasing an English guitar/cittern so that I might participate in programming on issues and events prior to, the 1830s.  I don't know how to play one yet but will be getting it this month.  I'd be interested in your approach and repertoire for the 1812 period if you wouldn't mind sharing.

At 12:06pm on February 3, 2012, Bell Banjos said…

Al, I made a couple 4 chorus citterns, bouzoukis, octave mandolins, which are like the English guitar as you know. I made a website a few years ago you may find helpful.. http://www.angelfire.com/mi3/drumhilla/bouzouki_chords.html

At 5:44am on February 18, 2012, Al Smitley said…

Ian.....or anyone else who might be interested.

I just noticed that on CSPAN3 this weekend, there will be an hour-long program on described as:

"MUSIC OF THE WAR OF 1812", Music historian, David Hildebrand on the history of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and other music of the War of 1812. A Maryland Historical Society event.   

It airs on Saturday at 1 pm, Sunday at 6 am, and Monday at 2 am.

I'm purchasing a cittern (English guitar) tomorrow from Doc Rossi for a period-appropriate instrument  in case I do any 1812 programming.  I'll have to learn how to play it, quick, before the bi-centennial ends!

At 7:56am on May 31, 2013, Adam Hollowell said…

Hey thanks a lot, Ian.  Very excited I found this site, and very excited to be here.  Can't wait to talk and learn more about banjo with people as enthusiastic as myself.  Thanks for having me.

At 12:21pm on June 6, 2015, Paul Draper said…
Hi Ian - give a shout out to my friend George Ward who may also be performing at the Mystic Sea Music Festival next weekend. George gave me some banjo lessons way back in '06...
At 12:32pm on June 6, 2015, Al Smitley said…

I'm guessing that's George Ward who did "Songs of the Erie Canal" on Front Hall records in 1982(?)

I'm doing a repeat of a program on the Erie Canal next year and wondered where he got the melody he uses for "Michigan-I-Ay" and the words/verses for "Song of the Canal Diggers".  The notes on the "Diggers" song says (tune: George Ward).

At 12:47pm on June 6, 2015, Paul Draper said…
Al - that is correct. Ian - that's great - have fun!
At 5:45am on June 21, 2015, Paul Draper said…
Thanks Ian. It sure looked like fun from the video you posted.

You need to be a member of Minstrel Banjo to add comments!

Join Minstrel Banjo

About

John Masciale created this Ning Network.

© 2019   Created by John Masciale.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service