Ode To The Banjo – Redland Museum

by | 1 Apr, 2023 | 2 comments

Ode To The Banjo

Ode To The Banjo Concert Redland Museum 13 May 2023.

The Redland Museum (Redland Bay Qld) will be presenting a concert celebrating the banjo featuring Bluegrass, Applachian and Celtic music styles. 12 musicians will take to the stage for a 90 minute presentation from 6:30pm on 13th May at the museum.

Part theatre, part concert. Be transported from the stage of the legendary Grand Ol’ Opry, to a mountain cabin high in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and finally settling into the cosy confines of a beautiful old Irish pub.

Redland MuseumOde to the Banjo guarantees much toe-tapping and smiles all round, as you enjoy a fun-filled and informative musical rollick.

Ode To The Banjo Features Performances By:

  • Peter Nahuysen – 5-String Banjo (The Nahuysen Brothers)
  • Anita Marks – Clawhammer Banjo, Double Bass (The Blue Belles)
  • Martin Reece – Tenor Banjo, Mandolin (The Stowaways)
  • Sebastian Flynn – Fiddle (The Stowaways)
  • Christian Rizzalli – Bouzouki, Banjo (The Stowaways)
  • Mark Nahuysen – Guitar, Dobro (The Nahuysen Brothers)
  • Marcus Church – Guitar (The Haystack Mountain Hermits)

Tickets to Ode To The Banjo are available here.


  1. Nathan Horgan

    Please come to Sydney

  2. Stavros

    Just a reply to the guy that said should we advise Uke players to abandon their axe for something more traditional.
    Aside from being predjucied it’s not the right question which should be How well does he or she play that Uke! The it’s not impossible to tune it to GDAE just like a fiddle or Mandolin.
    Do remember before hearing the Earl play when in Bill Monroe’s band in 45, when Bill said
    “We got a new banjo player ( Earl) and Lester said “ For all I care he can leave that noisey piece of ——in the case” 16 bars later he’s eating humble pie.
    Get guys to give up their chosen based a childish prejudice like Bluegrass peasant families could actually pick they had lying around; they played the cheapest strings available being what is now traditional at least until they became renowned and could rub a couple of pennies together.
    One day the kid will grow up.
    It’s how well you play it not what it is. I might draw the line at Crumbhorn.