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Clew Bay Critters old-time band in Co. Mayo, who thoroughly recommends the Greasy Coat String Band (see the BIB of 9 November for details of their session every Friday in Hannan's of James's St., Dublin).
Tim also remarks that he is contemplating selling his Dave Stacey 'Sodbuster' banjo, shown on the left, with its traditional dowel stick visible through the banjo head. All Stacey banjos are first-class workmanship, and the Sodbuster model is designed and built for a plunky old-time sound, with a deep, thin-walled pot. Anyone interested should contact Tim by e-mail.
The photo shown when this news was first published can be seen on Dave Stacey's Banjo Hangout page.