Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Frank in the swamps What is a Plectrum Banjo? (80* d) RE: What is a Plectrum Banjo? 12 Oct 98


Well, if we MUST post on topic...

Any of you banjo players who can get to Edinburgh (Embro), two years ago there was a used book store not far from the grassmarket, past some seedy strip bar, that had a HUGE collection of sheet music downstairs, including a whole box of banjo music I would describe as "parlour music". That is, music from the 1890's through early twentieth century. Duets for banjo & piano, two banjoes, banjo & mandolin, solo material. It was a real treasure trove, I kick myself in the backside now for not snagging it (though I'm not a banjo man). If you're nearby it's certainly worth having a look see if any of it can still be found. My Lady Fair got a lot of violin music there.

An acquaintance of mine plays the tuba. His father recently gave him an instrument he found out bye the street curb, it had been used as a garden planter. Turned out to be an excellent (and expensive) piece of work, it is being rebuilt. Talk about one man's trash being another man's treasure!

Frank who groks the tall timber down by Gun lake.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.