25 April 2014

Clarinbridge Banjo Gathering - this weekend

A reminder that the Clarinbridge Banjo Gathering begins tonight (25 April), with a concert at Jordan's by Charlie Harris and Des Mulkere and continues right through Sunday.

Saturday events begin at midday with a series of banjo workshops (tenor and 5-string, beginners to advanced), sessions in the local pubs, an exhibition of vintage banjos at Clarinbridge House, a conducted tour of the Clareen Banjos workshop at 3.30 p.m., and at 5.00 p.m. a talk on the development of the banjo. The evening concert includes 'Four decades of the banjo', and the renowned US group Floating Crowbar.

The Sunday programme culminates in a Grand Finale led by bluegrass banjo master Bill Forster (8.00 p.m.). All events (apart from workshops) are free. Musicians (all instruments) are welcome to participate in all events. The Information Centre in Clarinbridge House (opposite the church) is open on Saturday, 11.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

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