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24th North Wales Bluegrass Festival 2012. July U.K

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gill & I working hard for another great event. 3 comments

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Playing Since: 1959
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Bluegass Festival Organiser, Commercial Artist, Painter, Case & Festival Sticker design & print

Gender: Male
Age: 79

My Instruments:
Main banjos.... 'Griffin Paradise'.... 'Grover'..... 1928 flathead Gibson.......
Tommy Thompson's 1921 Montana Silver Bell, Chuck Lee 'Rose Hill' & a
Vega longneck

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Tony Ellis, Pete & Mike Seeger, Peggy & Ewan McColl, The Kingston Trio,Derrel Adams, The Louvin Brothers, The Carter Family, Hobart Smith, Earl Scruggs, Sonny Osbourne (Let the banjos ring from ol' Kentucky ,Let the banjo's ring caus'e I feel lucky),1954/5............... Doyle Lawson, John Hartford, Carroll Best, The Johnson Mountain Boys, Tony Furtado, Bela Fleck, John Dowling, Walt Koken, Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin & close friend Anita Kermode who kept my music going..... long time ago.

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Created 12/6/2006
Last Visit 10/5/2017

Organisers of the North Wales Bluegrass Music festival now in it's 25th year in the town of Conwy town North Wales in duo 'Highly Strung' with singing partner Gill Williams. We hold a session every Wednesday night in a little 12th Century pub in the village of Llanelian, North Wales, Great Britain. All players welcome check out website for details. Gill and I have travelled extensively since 1989, playing at festivals all over Britain, Ireland, Scotland, U.S.A., France and the Czech Republic.

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