Guildford Banjo Jamboree 2009

by | 7 Jun, 2009


Organisers have announced some of the program for the 2009 Guildford Banjo Jamboree.

Hardrive Bluegrass Band: Victoria’s prize winning traditional bluegrass band, back again by popular request this year.

Ricketty Ridge: A cross over band, spanning the genre’s of Klezma , Gypsy celtic and old time and all done with a banjo for the bass.

Segue : Slightly Eclectic Guildford Ukulele Ensemble. Strumming and picking a myriad of ukes, while whistling singing and soaring.

The Turnarounds: A trio specialising in bluegrass gospel music with a special mystery guest banjo artiste.

The Mule: Two banjos and a fiddle from Texas (perhaps a cello) mandolin, guitar and bass proving – the future of the string band genre is here today.

A number of workshops and facilitators have also been announced.

  • Banjo Mandolin – Neil Barre
  • Banjo Ukulele – Guildford Ukulele Ensemble
  • Bluegrass (Scruggs Style) – Peter Scholtz  and Jim Golding
  • Elementary Banjo – Peter Somerville assisted by Bruce Sedawie
  • Frailing, Old Timey – Richard MacEwan
  • Blues Banjo – Dr Brent Davie
  • Tuning and set-up – Chris Ryan