Old-Time StringBand, 1967 somewhere in Nottinghamshire? Left: Don Cogin flatpicking a Gibson made Epiphone ´Cabalero´guitar. Don is also a fine Clawhammer banjoist! (Where ever you are Don, please come back, we miss you!) Right: Terry Foster picking a pre-war Windsor ´Popular No. 1´ 5-string banjo. T.W. as he liked to be known, unfortunately doesn´t play anymore, but keeps in touch and sent me this nice old picture from bygone days, Thanks Terry! Yours truly in the middle with first old German 5-bar Autoharp and weighing in about three stone lighter. Where did the years go?
Promo card from the early folk years
Stan with his Martin style 3 ukulele: taken at a Beginners Ukulele Workshop, as part of Nature´s World Free Folk Festival, mid July probably 2004 or 2005.
The Journey comes around full circle, as I rehearse with the newly formed MBJO Dixieland Octette. The instrument is one of two circa 1925 Vega ´Regent´plectrum-banjos, ´dusted-off´ for the occasion.