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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Started strumming guitar as a teenager in nineteen sixties, In the nineties I decided that strumming chords in folk sessions was getting a bit boring so I took up Fiddle and mandolin. I find the acoustic Mando. a bit on the quiet side and my intonation on the fiddle leaves a bit to be desired so I have now decided to give the Irish Tenor Banjo a go. As I write this I have had it for five days, and today I went to our local Folk club, leaving my fiddle at home and only  took the Banjo, so I had no choice but to play it. started off alright, I think, and got worse as the night went on. Five days since I got it and switching from a bow back to a plectrum ain't as easy as I expected. More practice required.

Progress over the past 5 months has been good and I now realize the the Irish Tenor banjo is the instrument for me, Why didn't I take it up years ago instead of the fiddle, I am so pleased with that progress that I am now the proud owner of a 17 fret Deering Goodtime two "Leader" Model.  It is much easier to play than to old 19 fret Copeland and sounds a lot better with it's nice Violin Maple pot as compared to the Copeland cast Aluminium pot.

At the end of June 2018 I received my new Deering Eagle II 19 fret Tenor Banjo. It is the first Professional level instrument I have ever owned. I am 68 years of age but it was worth the wait..
 

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Playing Since: 2013
Experience Level: Purty Good

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Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: Retired

Gender: Male
Age: 70

My Instruments:
Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, and now a Deering Eagle II Irish Tenor Banjo.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Damien O'Kane, Gerry O'Conner, Angelina Carberry, Aly Bain

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Started strumming guitar as a teenager in nineteen sixties, In the nineties I decided that strumming chords in folk sessions was getting a bit boring so I took up Fiddle and mandolin. I find the acoustic Mando. a bit on the quiet side and my intonation on the fiddle leaves a bit ti be desired so I have now decided to give the Irish Tenor Banjo a go. As I write this I have had it for five days, and today I went to our local Folk club, leaving my fiddle at home and only took the Banjo, so I had no choice but to play it. started off alright, I think, and got worse as the night went on. Five days since I got it and switching from a bow back to a plectrum ain't as easy as I expected. More practice required. Five years on and now the happy owner of a Deering Eagle II, play in a Duo named "Barnsdale Hood" and the 15 member "Penistone Folk Ensembe" doing concerts and Ceilidhs. I run a local music group and a Celtic session.

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