John Carson’s eighteen comments

  • Re: Banjo man

    Listened to 'jelly roll' Catty, great tune, which I hadn't heard before even in my trad jazz days ,thanks. more…

  • Re: Banjo man

    Thanks Johnny et al. Enjoyed listening to 'Jelly man's daughter,'Deroll Adams and Donavon. This discussion's taking some interesting turns!but very worthwhile. more…

  • Re: Banjo man

    Thanks for all your comments and interest. On reflection I think that the instrument in question was an akonting but he said it was a banjoul. I've looked at pictures of an akonting and that's what it looked like.At 78 my memory is not so good. I'm not a ... more…

  • Banjo man

    A poem on reflection on meeting a banjoul player in Gambia many years ago more…

  • Re: Playing Irish banjo with a thimble

    Thanks Thomason more…

  • Re: Unwelcome Instruments

    Hi Tongle more…

  • Re: Unwelcome Instruments

    Fair play to you Kenny totally agree, although some mention of the banjo would have been welcome!!. Whilst preserving tradition and our musical heritage we cant live in the past, and respectful development of our music by the young ones should be welcome... more…

  • Re: Playing Irish banjo with a thimble

    Thanks Reverend more…

  • Re: Playing Irish banjo with a thimble

    Hi again Thomason, on reflection my suggestion re claw hammer may not be a good one as you have to hold the thimble in place with your thumb over the cylinder of the thimble or it may come off and you need your thumb free in claw hammer more…

  • Re: Playing Irish banjo with a thimble

    Hi Thomaston more…