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Ondrej - Posted - 11/15/2018:  02:05:48


Czech old folk songs. I play my fingers on a 5-string banjo.

Four tunes from Caslav Region

Ondrej - Posted - 11/15/2018:  02:06:42


Czech Minuet for G tuning Banjo

Ondrej - Posted - 11/15/2018:  02:08:04


Here's a video. 



Four tunes from Caslav Region

Ondrej - Posted - 11/15/2018:  02:10:32


Here's a video.



Czech Minuet for G tuning Banjo



 



PS: I'm sorry, I post here the first time.

Mooooo - Posted - 11/15/2018:  13:21:04


That's some very nice music Ondrej, great job translating them to the language of the 5-string banjo.

Ondrej - Posted - 11/16/2018:  00:17:18


quote:

Originally posted by Mooooo

That's some very nice music Ondrej, great job translating them to the language of the 5-string banjo.






Thank you.

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 11/16/2018:  03:49:01


Ondrej,



Welcome to BHO. Nice to meet a BHO member from Eastern Europe.



Out of interest: whereabouts in Czech Republic is Caslav region? Furthermore, someone on BHO told me of Prucha banjos, in another thread, and said these are Czech.



Veerstryngh Thynner


Edited by - Veerstryngh Thynner on 11/16/2018 03:51:32

Ondrej - Posted - 11/16/2018:  04:13:35


quote:

Originally posted by Veerstryngh Thynner

Ondrej,



Welcome to BHO. Nice to meet a BHO member from Eastern Europe.



Out of interest: whereabouts in Czech Republic is Caslav region? Furthermore, someone on BHO told me of Prucha banjos, in another thread, and said these are Czech.



Veerstryngh Thynner






Thank you for the welcome.

The Caslav region lies around the town of Caslav. They lived there my ancestors. More info. (Let it be translated by the internet.)



Yes Prucha banjo is from the Czech Republic.



Ondrej


Edited by - Ondrej on 11/16/2018 04:14:07

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 11/16/2018:  04:33:58


Ondrej,

Dienkuiem (sorry, don't know to spell that properly) for the Wikipedia article. I turned it into English through Google translate.

It's been a while, since last time I travelled Eastern Europe. Czech Republic and Slovakia still one nation then. As to Caslav, once again, I'll check Google Maps as well.

Veerstryngh Thynner

johnedallas - Posted - 11/24/2018:  12:38:08


Hi, Ondrej,

Nice to hear what other European neighbours do with the Banjo!

I live in Germany, but come from Ireland, so I have two different traditions to draw from. I find that some German folk-song tunes seem to be just made for the 5-string banjo (gCGBD tuning), and I love doing banjo arrangements of the Irish Victorian ballads, like "The Minstrel Boy" or "The Last Rose of Summer".



I enjoyed your videos!



Cheers,

John


Edited by - johnedallas on 11/24/2018 12:38:37

trussrod - Posted - 11/25/2018:  15:05:44


I live in California, USA and belong to a banjo band, called the East Bay Banjo Club. We play 4-string banjos. We have 2 members who come from Praha (Prague). One song that we play is a Slavic folk song called Tancuj Tancuj, Vykrucaj and our member, Slávka sings it in Czech. About 10 years ago our club was invited to the Czech Republic, we performed at Taborska Setkani in Tábor and in the square in ?eský Krumlov. We also play Škoda Lásky, in the USA it is Beer Barrel Polka. We also visited Praha but did not perform.

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 11/26/2018:  02:54:07


Hi Garry,



Your post lifts my heart.



I travelled Hungary and Poland extensively, in the mid-Eighties. Mostly by push-bike. Rumania and Russia were also on the program, originally. However, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, between November 1989 (GDR) and autumn of 1991 (USSR), travelling Rumania and Russia per push-bike would have been dangerous, so that plan had to be abandoned.



Much later on I heard that Americans were forbidden to visit any Warsaw Pact country, before the Iron Curtain came down. Is that true?



My second point of interest is your banjo band. It so happens that I wish to set up a one-man digital banjo quartet (bass, cello, tenor and "piccolo"), hopefully sometime next year, but I'm already making preparations. My one-man project is more or less modelled on the New York Banjo Ensemble, of which BHO's own Eddy Davis was a founding member.



You and the members of your banjo band may be interested in NYBE clips on YouTube. Quite a lot of NYBE there, for enjoyment and education. Are there any clips of East Bay Banjo Club as well, by any chance?



If not, could you please tell us a bit more about line-up, repertoire, if there's anybody in the band writing arrangements, and things like that, in another posting? You even might like this to become a separate thread. In BHO's 4-string jazz section, perhaps?



Veerstryngh Thynner


Edited by - Veerstryngh Thynner on 11/26/2018 02:57:43

Ondrej - Posted - 11/26/2018:  06:02:02


quote:

Originally posted by johnedallas

Hi, Ondrej,

Nice to hear what other European neighbours do with the Banjo!

I live in Germany, but come from Ireland, so I have two different traditions to draw from. I find that some German folk-song tunes seem to be just made for the 5-string banjo (gCGBD tuning), and I love doing banjo arrangements of the Irish Victorian ballads, like "The Minstrel Boy" or "The Last Rose of Summer".



I enjoyed your videos!



Cheers,

John






Hi neighbour.

About the benefits of tuning the gCGBD, I also think. I was very interested.

I got to him when I examined plectrum banja.



Ondrej

Ondrej - Posted - 11/26/2018:  06:13:59


Hi Veerstryngh Thynner and Garry Kerr
I am delighted that you know a lot about the Czech Republic.
On the 4-string jazz section I'm opening up other themes: Songs from Old Prague for Tenor Banjo.

grassrootphilosopher - Posted - 11/28/2018:  03:13:26


For those who care:

Caslav hosts the oldest bluegrass festival in Europe (and for that matter probably outside the USA).
Anyone who is interested in bluegrass should visit the Caslav Banjo Jamboree (banjojamboree.cz/bj-english.php). I couldn´t hope for nicer people there nor for a more friendliy and musical place. Do neither disregard the czech cuisine.

Ondrej - Posted - 12/03/2018:  00:38:39


quote:

Originally posted by grassrootphilosopher

For those who care:



Caslav hosts the oldest bluegrass festival in Europe (and for that matter probably outside the USA).

Anyone who is interested in bluegrass should visit the Caslav Banjo Jamboree (banjojamboree.cz/bj-english.php). I couldn´t hope for nicer people there nor for a more friendliy and musical place. Do neither disregard the czech cuisine.






Here's the festival, youtube site. youtube.com/channel/UC64S2ruvS...PnXu9atHw

John Gribble - Posted - 12/06/2018:  03:02:15


Very nice music! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ondrej - Posted - 12/07/2018:  06:12:38


quote:

Originally posted by John Gribble

Very nice music! Thank you for sharing it with us.






Thank you.

Ondrej - Posted - 03/04/2019:  04:40:56


Here is the version for plectrum banjo.



Tunes from Caslav for CGBD Plectrum Banjo

mike gregory - Posted - 03/04/2019:  05:11:56


Nice to hear 5-string banjo used for something slow and graceful, like the minuet.

So many players work so HARD to be able to play faster and faster and faster.

Good to be reminded that the banjo can be a source of soft, romantic music, too.

Ondrej - Posted - 03/05/2019:  06:43:10


quote:

Originally posted by mike gregory

Nice to hear 5-string banjo used for something slow and graceful, like the minuet.



So many players work so HARD to be able to play faster and faster and faster.



Good to be reminded that the banjo can be a source of soft, romantic music, too.






Thank you for the compliment. I try to arrange an unusual but interesting repertoire for banjo.

Ondrej - Posted - 03/05/2019:  06:45:09


Here is the version for plectrum banjo.

Czech Minuet for CGBD Plectrum Banjo

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