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
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
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.
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!
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).