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New PC versus Banjos

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I have just got a new iMac and I'm trying to get my head around it. I must say it is like when you upgrade your banjo from your basic cheap one (good enough to start on we all have done that) to when you get your super banjo, it almost plays itself. Well the same with this computer, it is super fast, can be frustrating at times but, a pleasure to work with.

I have been updating the East Anglian Bluegrass Festival website www.eabg.org.uk if you don't already know it is held in a very pretty village, Steeple Morden in South Cambridgeshire and this year will be the 17th. Dates are 21 -23rd June 2013, camping, caravans, food drink, toilets, showers (not the rainy type). Friday & Saturday evening concerts, workshops, pickin' and jam sessions, a great family and friendly festival. Great bands on through both concerts, what more do you need!!

So if you've not been before come along, and if you have an instrument, best ones are banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, resophonic guitar, but other instruments such as autoharp, harmonica, accordians have been known.

I know it is far easier to play banjo than it is to learn lots of computer jargon!

Hope to see you at some of the festivals over this year

Take care 

Phill

​I have another email as well 5stringphill@gmail.com

 

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Playing Since: 1971
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

Interests:
[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: civil servant

Gender: Male
Age: 67

My Instruments:
Gibson Earl Scrugss (the last yellow one 1141), 1926 Gibson TB3 Ball Bearing (5 string), very early Grover, 1998 Stelling Virgian, Custom Rob Aylward (with Huber pot), open back by Rob Aylward, 1960's Vega Long neck, Griffin piccolo.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Flatt & Scruggs, Early Monroe, Reno & Smiley, Early Osborne Bros., LR Band, Blue Highway, Iron Horse (they do some great tribute to rock)., Special C, Greg Carhill, Bill Emerson, Eddie Addcock, Dennis Capinger and loads more. If I can do with bluegrass instruments then I'll go for it!

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Self taught from recordings. Have been teaching for over 25 years and have my own books and cd's. Founder of the British Bluegrass News (BBN) magazine with the British Bluegrass Music Association. I have a 1998 Stelling Virgian, Gibson Earl Scruggs, the last of the first run of Scrugg's yellow banjos, serial number 1141, 1926 Gibson TB3 Ball Beaing converted to 5 string, two custom made banjos, one with a Huber pot assembly both made in the UK. 70's Grover banjo made in Coventry UK by Warwick Grover, I only get to see this banjo at some gigs as my newphew plays it in my band Wet Paint . I taught my newphew at the tender age of six, I play guitar and sometimes banjo. I have been running The East Anglian Bluegrass Festival (founded by John Pearman) for the last 2 years after sadley John died. I continue to run t as John asked me if I would, held in the quaint village of Steeple Morden, Sth Cambridgeshire UK. Around the last weekend in June. If you want details plus the one day events I put on or anything else please contact me.

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