20 April 2015

DanGem Bluegrass Get-Together, 25 Apr. 2015 - Banjo tuition is back!

Thanks to DanGem Bluegrass in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, for a reminder that their next monthly Bluegrass Get-Together will be held this coming Saturday (25 Apr.) at the usual place and time (the Lagan Valley Island Civic Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim BT27 4RL, from 10.00 a.m. to noon); and with the usual schedule:

10.00-10.30 Warm-up
10.30-11.00(ish) Breakout time for beginners; rest of players, jam time
11.00(ish) to 12.00(ish) All back together

The big news is that at this meeting banjo tuition by Howard Walker of the Down and Out Bluegrass Band will be resumed, thanks to sponsorship by the Island Arts Centre. As well as being a fine picker (he plays a Deering), Howard is a thoroughly experienced teacher.

DanGem add: 'So let everyone know. Bring along your banjos, guitars, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and bass, or just come along and enjoy us make music. Look forward to seeing as many of you who can attend.'

The DanGem Get-Together combines a jam session for those who are already active pickers, with the opportunity to learn for those who are beginners or just want to listen. DanGem's e-newsletter includes a reminder that they have the largest range of banjos for sale in this island.

The image on the left (from the Down and Outs' Facebook) shows Howard with his Deering. The image below (supplied by Dangem) does not show either Howard or a Deering.

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