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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.

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