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Banjo 11 Update – News – Artists – The Banjo Event of The Year 2018

The Banjo Event of The Year at Eagle Music ‘Banjo 11’ February 24th 2018

Dear Friends, here is our ‘Banjo 11’ latest update,  Things are really hotting up here at Eagle Music for our 2018 Banjo 11 celebrations, here is a brief outline of the arrangement for the day. Don’t miss out !!!     TIMETABLE TO FOLLOW

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Join us to celebrate Eagle Music’s 11th consecutive year as the #1 world dealership for the Deering Banjo Company, USA.

What’s happening?
A fantastic day of banjo workshops, on-stage banjo presentations, jamming sessions and world class performances from some of the world’s most respected players in the banjo world. The all-day event will be packed with a fusion of world class music including the best of American and Irish topped off with an evening concert from the awesome Kruger Brothers, supported by Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder with Brian Mooney.

When and Where is it Happening?
Saturday February 24th 2018 at The North Light Gallery (behind Eagle Music Shop), Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR

Who will be there?
The Deering Family – The World’s #1 Banjo Makers along with the awesome Kruger Brothers – Jens Kruger 5-string banjo virtuoso, Uwe Kruger guitar/vocals master, Joel Landsberg bass virtuoso, Angelina Carberry Irish tenor banjo virtuoso & Dan Brouder Button Accordion wizard, Brian Mooney bouzouki / tenor banjo master, Jonny Hulme 5-String banjo ace, Jamie Francis 5-String banjo ace and much more fun and world class banjo music throughout the day!!! Special guests: Howard ‘Shep’ Shepherd, Pat Kelleher, Bill Forster, Joe ‘The old Grey Dog’ Mac, Dave Teague BBMA and so much more!

Meet the Makers:
Interact throughout the day with the world’s master banjo makers …Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering, The Deering Banjo Co, USA

Meet the Teachers:
Angelina Carberry – Irish Tenor Banjo – Private room group workshop (Ticket entrance)
Jonny Hulme – 5-string banjo melodic and Celtic styles – On-stage workshop
Jamie Francis -5-string banjo styles explained – On-stage workshop
Kruger Brothers – On-stage afternoon performance workshop

The Evening Concert Artists:
Kruger Brothers
Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder with Brian Mooney – Concert support artists

Guests of Honour:
Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering will be here with us throughout the day to celebrate with us.

Greg will be giving advice and working as always on your banjo set-ups throughout the day!

Greg Deering Banjo Set up

The Evening Proceedings:
The Kruger Brothers in Concert … with Jens Kruger, Uwe Kruger and Joel Landsberg

Kruger Brothers

Support Artists: Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder

Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder

with accompaniment from Brian Mooney on Irish Bouzouki

The evening will also include:
‘Eagle Music’s Customer of the Year presentation’ – It could be you in 2018?

Eagle customer of the year tom jenkins

Rachel reads out last year’s ‘Customer of the Year’ presentation to Tom Jenkins at our Banjo 10 celebration

The Eagle Music Yearly Raffle Draw: …Amazing musical instrument prizes sponsored by Eagle Music, Eastman Strings, Mainland Ukuleles and Tanglewood Guitars

The Afternoon Proceedings:

Meet the Makers:
Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering – Introductory welcome to the event

Kruger Brothers: On-Stage Performance Workshop
The awesome Kruger Brothers will talk us through ‘How they put their music together and perform it on stage’.

Kruger brothers on stage workshop

‘On Stage Video Jam’ with The Kruger Brothers: – Filmed for YouTube

Banjo 10 eagle Music group jam
Everyone is welcomed on stage to play ‘The Rakes of Mallow’
(a little easy polka in the key of ‘G’, for everyone to play – from the film ‘The Quiet Man’.)

Afternoon Banjo Workshops:

Angelina Carberry: Irish Tenor Banjo Workshop – Beginners / Improvers – (Workshop Ticket Only)

Angleina Carberry banjo workshop
A much sought after, highly respected and accomplished Irish tenor banjo teacher. Angelina Carberry continues a long tradition of handed-down Irish traditional music within the Carberry family which goes back generations in County Longford, Ireland. Angelina is without question one of the finest Irish tenor banjo players that has graced modern times. Angelina has amazing technique and playing skills, solid rhythm, beautiful interpretation of the tune and subtle placement of musical ornaments within the tunes that she plays …all these qualities make Angelina’s playing so very special, Steve Noon, Eagle Music.

Join Angelina in this beginners / improvers workshop, and take this opportunity to have some of Angelina’s playing skills handed-down to you.

Jonny Hulme: On-Stage Banjo Workshop – An Introduction to Celtic Style Playing on the 5-String Banjo
Poster for Banjo 11 with the Deering Banjo Company and the Kruger Brothers
Jonny is highly regarded in the UK as one of the most experienced, versatile, and creative banjo players of the modern era, and those that have already caught Jonny at a concert or workshop will know what we’re talking about! Jonny has actively taught for over twenty years, and takes immense pride and joy in the process of communicating and getting across to his students, to the best of his ability, all that is involved in his playing style of 5-string banjo.

Jamie Francis: On-Stage 5-String Banjo Workshop – Explanations and demonstration on different 5-string banjo styles …Bluegrass, clawhammer, frailing explained.
Poster for Banjo 11 with the Deering Banjo Company and the Kruger Brothers
Jamie is a Deering endorsed player, he will convey his workshop treasures to you in his youthful, enthusiastic and most energetic manner …and as Mike said …’Fantastic Banjo Player’ – Mike Harding, the Mike Harding Folk Show, BBC Radio 2

CD Launch: ‘A Waltz for Joy’ – Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder
A special feature of the afternoon, will be the on-stage launch of ‘A Waltz for Joy’ the critically acclaimed ‘Banjo & Box’ CD by Irish Tenor Banjo virtuoso Angelina Carberry  and Button Accordion wizard Dan Brouder …Angelina and Dan will be accompanied by Brian Mooney on bouzouki.

Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder Dan Brouder and Angelina Carberry CD a Waltz for Joy

“A collection of Gems” Frankie Gavin – “This is one of the best banjo and accordion duet recordings of all time”
Connie O’Connell –

The Deering ‘Erin’ Irish Tenor Banjo Launch:
The day will also see the launch of a brand-new range of ‘Erin’ Irish tenor banjos built by the Deering Banjo Company and exclusive to Eagle Music.

Click this link to see more ‘Erin’ Irish Tenor Banjos.

Erin Doolin Special Banjo deering erin Irish tenor banjo headstock

 

Special Guests at the event …

Howard: ‘Shep’ Shepherd: ‘Mr Plectrum Banjo’ recently celebrating fifty years of professional banjo playing! Howard ‘Shep’ will be with us on the day and be around to mingle with visitors, tell his amazing banjo stories and give advice where you may ask him for it!

Howard Shep Shepherd plectrum banjo master

Pat Kelleher: ‘Mr Long Neck Banjo’ will be here with us on the day, Pat will host a table  of  long neck banjo tuition material, CDs etc. Pat will be available to give visitors help and advice on Long Neck Banjo playing.

Pat Kelleher long neck lbanjo teacher

David Teague:  David will be here with us on the day to review the event for the BBMA magazine …David will also represent the BBMA (British Bluegrass Music Association) and host a table giving out free BBMA magazines, pens, stickers and, of course, membership application forms!

Dave Teague british bluegrass mUSIC ASSOCIATION

Continuing the theme of recent years, we welcome the return of Joe and Bill to run the picking sessions throughout the day

Joe Mac and Bill Forster picking sessions

Picking Sessions: Join Joe ‘The Old Grey Dog’ Mac’ and Bill Forster for jamming sessions throughout the day

Eagle Music’s ‘Special Celebration Discount Prices on The Day’.
The Eagle Music stall at the event will offer you the opportunity to browse what will be the largest selection of Deering Banjos ever to be displayed for public viewing in the world.

It will be a golden opportunity to personally meet and interact with some of the world’s greatest icons in the banjo and traditional music world.

We look forward to celebrating ‘Banjo 11’ with you.

Steve, Rachel and the Eagle Music Team.

Eaqle Music Team Banjo 11 logo

More details about the Artists that will be with us on the day:

A small Part of the Deering Banjos Story:
Greg Deering began learning woodworking from his father at the age of two by watching him build model airplanes. Growing up in San Diego, he received his first tools and tool box which he had carefully laid out in his wagon on his third birthday. Many of these tools he still has today. That is how important this was to him. It was a career in the making.

At the age of 13, Greg purchased his first banjo by investing pay from his paper route into a used banjo. He learned to play Kingston Trio songs on his banjo with his best friend Tom playing guitar.

Greg made his first banjo as an industrial arts major at San Diego State College. In 1970, at 19 years of age he joined other enterprising young college students at the American Dream Co-Op and began doing instrument repairs and building banjos. This co-op would become the birth place of at least four now world renowned instrument manufacturers – a true tribute to the concept of the American dream! The American dream became the theme of Greg’s life when he and Janet started the Deering Banjo Company in 1975 as a family business. Together they not only raised two children but built, piece by piece, the Deering banjo factory.

Today, over 40 years later, the Deering Banjo Company has seen many a milestone including the launch of the Goodtime Series in 1997, the relocation to a new 18,000 sq.ft. premises in 2001 and the launch of the Eagle II in 2009, a breakthrough in banjo tone with the development of the new Twenty-Ten™ tone ring.

In its young 41 year life, Deering has delivered the finest hand built American instruments to over 100,000 happy musicians and counting… one banjo at a time.

The Kruger Brothers:
Originally from Switzerland, where the trio first formed, Jens Krüger and Uwe Krüger later moved to Wilkes County, NC. The brothers began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. Their first public performances were as a duo, busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and western Europe. Later, after gaining a recording contract as well as a radio show on SRG SSR, the Swiss public broadcaster, they teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, inaugurating a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995. Landsberg is an American citizen from New York, NY. The first recording project to include Landsberg was Behind the Barn, Vol. 2, which was released in 1997.

Today the group is highly regarded within the world of acoustic music in North America, in particular by those within the industry. They have also gained the attention of some of the musicians, including Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Tut Taylor, and Bobby Hicks, that once served as models. Watson once remarked that, “The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I’ve ever played with. … I love to play music with them.”

Angelina Carberry:
Angelina Carberry continues a long tradition of handed-down Irish traditional music within the Carberry family which goes back generations in County Longford, Ireland. Angelina is without question one of the finest Irish tenor banjo players that has graced modern times. Angelina has amazing technique and playing skills, solid rhythm, beautiful interpretation of the tune and subtle placement of musical ornaments within the tunes that she plays …all these qualities make Angelina’s playing so very special. – Steve Noon, Eagle Music.

Angelina was born in Manchester in the late 70’s into a County Longford musical family steeped in traditional music. Starting on the tin whistle she later moved on to the tenor banjo following in the footsteps of her father Peter and Grandfather Kevin Carberry.

Angelina moved to Galway in the late 90’s where she recorded the highly acclaimed album ‘Memories from the Holla’ with her father Peter on accordion and John Blake on guitar and piano. Of this album Mairtin O’Connor said: “Simply a treasure to the ear and food for the soul”. Over the years, Angelina has developed a highly personal style with unique rhythmical characteristics. Her unmistakable banjo sound is captured on her solo 2005 CD, An Traidisún Beo, and 2014, Pluckin’ Mad reviewed by Daniel Neely of the New York Irish Echo, as ‘an album filled with enchanting music’.

Dan Brouder:
Dan Brouder is a well-respected exponent of the West Limerick accordion style from Monagae, a parish on the outskirts of Newcastle West. He learned his music in the surrounding parishes of Ardagh, Carrigkerry and Glin on the Sliabbh Luachra boundary from accordion player Donal de Barra, Athea Co.Limerick and from flute players Francis O’Connor and Donal O’Sullivan who learned their music from Peadlin Aherne, fiddle player and Pajo Gleesen flute player from the 1930’s and 40’s and whose styles are strongly bedded in West Limerick roots.

Dan Brouder & Angelina Carberry, New CD Album: ‘A Waltz for Joy’.
www.danbrouder.com
A Waltz for Joy is the first duet album from Accordion player Dan Brouder and Banjo player Angelina Carberry. Dan Brouder is a well-respected exponent of the West Limerick accordion style from Monagae, a parish on the outskirts of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. Angelina Carberry, one of the most outstanding banjo players of her generation was born in Manchester into a musical family from Co. Longford steeped in traditional music.
A Waltz for Joy is a collection of old and new music, dating back to the 1860’s, collected and complied by Canon James Goodman from Dingle, Co. Kerry, called the Tunes of the Munster Pipers. Dan and Angelina have also included newly composed tunes from Charlie Lennon, Connie O’ Connell, Richard and John Dwyer Franke Gavin and Sean nos singer Nan Tom Taimin de Burca.
They are joined by Brian McGrath on Piano, John Blake, Guitar, Brian Mooney & Ruairi McGorman, Bouzouki’s, Johnny Ringo McDonagh Bodhran, James Blennerhassett, Bass, and Siri Snortheim, Cello.
“Cd adds to famous lineage. Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder’s “Waltz for Joy” has made a special contribution to the long line of banjo/box combinations”.
Daniel Neely, Irish Echo New York

“This is an excellent recording showing two great musicians in their prime. The Flanagan Brothers made numerous recordings of accordion and banjo throughout the 1920s and Dan and Angelina carry on this tradition. They give the instruments a sweetness of sound that would not automatically be associated with accordion and banjo duets, while at the same time injecting something different into the pairing”
Rawbar, Online Traditional Irish Music Magazine

“A collection of Gems”
Frankie Gavin

“This is one of the best banjo and accordion duet recordings of all time”
Connie O’Connell

Brian Mooney:
Brian Mooney originates from Brosna, Co. Kerry, an area steeped in Irish traditional music. He started learning the tin-whistle at the age of 6 and later progressed onto the banjo and bouzouki. Brian’s musical influences include Sliabh Luachra and West Limerick and later County Clare, where he lived and played regularly for a number of years.

Brian’s bouzouki accompaniment has featured on a number of albums over the past number of years. More recently Brian has been a member of the traditional group Caladh Nua and has toured America and Europe with the band.

Jonny Hulme:
Jonny is highly regarded in the UK as one of the most experienced, versatile, and creative banjo players of the modern era, and those that have already caught Jonny at a concert or workshop will know what we’re talking about! Jonny has actively taught for over twenty years, and takes immense pride and joy in the process of communicating and getting across to his students, to the best of his ability, all that is involved in his playing style of 5-string banjo

Coming from a non-musical family in south Manchester, out of the blue came an inspiration for Jonny to learn an ‘away from the norm’ instrument, and with his favourite band at the time being The Pogues, alongside fortunately having the natural ability to discern two particularly appealing sounding instruments from records, namely the banjo and mandola, he then decided to embark on the journey that has brought him to where he is today. He has enjoyed sharing the stage, recording with, and collaborating with some of world’s finest players over the years.

Jonny developed his playing style in the company of, and listening primarily to, musicians from both bluegrass and Celtic genres. The compositions he creates sit somewhere between these two musical feels.
Join Jonny for this fun and informative workshop, where he will talk you through and demonstrate his creative thinking & detailed techniques, in playing effective Celtic style tunes on 5-string. You can take away his examples, and have a crack at it yourself!

Handouts will be provided to visually aid understanding the content, and accompanying sound files will also be available to those that think they would be of benefit.

This workshop will be aimed at an easy to intermediate level of ability, with the only prerequisite being the basic ability to play ‘Scrugg’s style’ 3-finger picking rolls.

Jamie Francis:
Jamie Francis is a Cornwall based banjo player, guitarist and songwriter. He started gigging at the age of 12, and grew up surrounded by both the blues music popular in his home town of Maryport, and the Irish folk music played by his father. His playing and songwriting styles reflect these varied influences.

Jamie Francis attended the Brighton Institute of Modern Music where he received a 1st Class BA Hons in Music Performance. At University he met his long time musical collaborator Sam Kelly, whose band Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys has won a BBC Folk Award and seen Jamie play all over the world. As well as the international gigging, Jamie has played live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 3, played in Seth Lakeman’s band and supported numerous folk legends such as Cara Dillon and Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts.

Here are some praises of Jamie:
Jamie is proud to be endorsed by Deering Banjos www.deeringbanjos.com

Fantastic banjo player – Mike Harding, the Mike Harding Folk Show

Stealing the banjo from the clutches of Mumford and Sons – Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, BBC Radio 2

Exemplary Banjo – Folkradio.co.uk Superb banjo picking – Folkall.blogspot.co.uk

Kruger Brothers, Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder at Banjo 11

‘Banjo 11’ 2018 Event With Deerings, Kruger Brothers, Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder, Brian Mooney, Jamie Francis and so much more!

Dear Friends,
We are delighted to announce that the date has been finalised and tickets are now on sale for our ‘Banjo 11’ Celebration event on Saturday February 24th 2018 at The North Light Gallery (behind Eagle Music Shop), Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR.

Have you Booked Your Ticket ? Please Click Here For Availability

* Your ticket will be on the door when you arrive … just give your name at the door.

The all-day event will be packed with a fusion of world class music including the best of American and Irish, jam sessions, on-stage performances and demonstrations topped off with an evening concert from the awesome Kruger Brothers.

Join us along with Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering this year to celebrate Eagle Music’s 11th Anniversary as the number one world dealership for the Deering Banjo Company, USA. The event will also feature an amazing line up of world class musicians including the Kruger Brothers … Jens Kruger, Uwe Kruger and Joel Landsberg. Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder with Brian Mooney, Jamie Francis and much more to be announced.

A special feature of the day will be an on-stage afternoon performance from Irish tenor banjo virtuoso Angelina Carberry partnered by button accordion wizard Dan Brouder and the UK launch of their critically acclaimed CD ‘a Waltz for Joy’ Angelina and Dan will be accompanied by Brian Mooney on bouzouki.

Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder …

The day will also see the launch of a brand-new range of ‘Erin’ Irish tenor banjos built by the Deering Banjo Company and exclusive to Eagle Music.

The Eagle Music stall at the event will offer you the opportunity to browse what will be the largest selection of Deering Banjos ever to be displayed for public viewing in the world.

Our special guests, Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering will be here throughout the day to meet and greet everyone. Greg will be available as always to personally check out and adjust banjos.

 

.reg Janet and Jamie Deering

 

It will also be an opportunity to interact and personally meet the professional musicians of the day

Brian Mooney …

Jamie Francis …


We are working on the final arrangements and timetable – to be announced

 

Steve, Rachel and the Eagle Team.

Tanglewood Performance Pro Guitar range now in stock

The superb new Sundance ‘Performance Pro’ range of Tanglewood guitars are now in stock at Eagle Music …

Tanglewood’s Sundance Performance Pro Series is the culmination of decades of guitar building expertise and research. Swedish master luthier Michael Sanden has designed Tanglewood’s new flagship models, boasting all solid wood combinations and sumptuous features on some of the most popular and iconic acoustic body shapes in guitar history.

The range will begin with the heritage inspired Dreadnought X15 at £699, two Superfolk cutaway models at £799 in the X45AVE and X45NSE, and the Super Folk cutaway all solid Mahogany X47E. Every one of these guitars will feature all solid construction and Custom Masterdesign parallel and fan tapered bracing patterns.

All electro models will feature Fishman Presys Plus electronic systems.

Tanglewood Sundance Performance Pro guitars in stock at eagle Music

Pictured From Left to Right the models include: The X70 TE Orchestra size body: The X15NS Dreadnought: The X45 AVE Super Folk Cutaway:The X47 E Superfolk Cutaway: The X15 SDTE Vintage Slope Shoulder Dreadnought and the X47 Superfolk Cutaway

Please Click on this Link to Visit Tanglewood Guitars on Eagle Music Web Pages

The range and tone of the final two models then gets turbocharged with the addition of Torrefied tops, X70TE and X15SDTE models. Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, these two range topping Performance Pro instruments have been created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years!

“The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable, it’s as if the wood is pre-aged.” Says Master designer Michael Sanden, “It looks and sounds like wood that’s been broken in for many years.”

This amazing “time machine” process is the very latest custom feature to surface amongst high-end boutique guitar luthiers in recent years. The torrefaction process that Tanglewood are employing on these new instruments has resulted in huge critical industry acclaim. Tanglewood’s ethos of putting musicians first, has resulted in this amazing breakthrough guitar technology becoming available to all players, as standard with UK launch prices of only £899!

Tanglewood Sundance Performance Pro guitars in stock at eagle Music

The Eagle Music Team are Waiting to Serve You …

Please Click on this Link to Visit Tanglewood Guitars and see more details

 

 

Weber Mandolins at Eagle Music

We are delighted and very proud to announce that we are now a Prestige Dealership for Weber Hand Crafted mandolins, built in Oregon, USA. The range comprises of ‘A’ style and ‘F’ style instruments with choices of round or ‘F’ hole body construction.

Weber A14-F mandolin at Eagle Music

The Weber Bitterroot A14-F ‘A’ style ‘F’ hole Mandolin with Deluxe Case included

Here is a link to the models that have recently been built and are now in stock at Eagle Music
Bruce Weber, the leading master craftsman at Weber Mandolins, worked with his team at the Gibson Flatiron mandolin company in Montana, Bruce was in charge of production.

When Gibson moved their mandolin production to Nashville, Bruce and his team decided jointly to remain in Montana and set up Weber Mandolins. Following setting up the Weber mandolin company Bruce then moved his production team to then Bend, Oregon. The Weber mandolin and mandocello range of instruments are hand-crafted by a dedicated team of luthiers headed by Bruce to the highest specification, Bruce has faithfully taken into account classic model designs and new innovations giving exceptional quality instruments with exceptional tone and playability.

A Decade of Dedication… Eagle Music 2016

On Saturday October 22nd 2016, over two hundred banjo and bluegrass music enthusiasts from all over the world took part in our 10th anniversary celebration for Eagle Music  as the #1 world dealership for Deering Banjos USA.

The event took place in the tiny village of Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, Yorkshire  to celebrate Eagle Music Shop’s remarkable achievement of maintaining the number one world dealership status for the California based Deering Banjo Company for the past ten consecutive years. Yes folks, ten years! We are proud as a UK family business to gain this accolade from America’s largest banjo maker! Steve Noon and daughter Rachel Price manage the business along with Steve’s son James and a team of dedicated musical staff, we still have to pinch ourselves about this achievement!

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

The one-day festival complete with workshops and performances showcased Eagle Music’s success with a glittering array of world class musical talent including the only UK performance of the North Carolina super band Kruger Brothers. JigJam (Ireland) flew in from their recent tour of the USA to support the Kruger Brothers in an evening showcase concert. Eagle Music’s MC for the event Matt Chaffer got the day rolling by announcing free refreshments to get the day rolling at 10.30am!

Throughout the day, workshops were held covering different styles of banjo playing a beginners/improvers workshop was held by Eagle Music’s Graham Holt. Bill Forster who is well known to UK festival goers is now living on the west coast of Ireland. Bill came over especially for the celebration and ran an advanced 5-string workshop. Gavin Strappe from County Tipperary, Ireland is a member of JigJam. Gavin ran an Irish tenor banjo workshop and later performed with JigJam on mandolin and tenor banjo supporting the Kruger Brothers in the evening concert.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Joe Mac and Bob McLean of the Uk’s own bluegrass band The Old Grey Dogs joined in with the celebrations and ran the picking sessions throughout the day.

The daytime on stage performances commenced with some fast banjo picking from the Uk’s new banjo whizz kid on the block, 19 year old James Allan. James played a brilliant set of bluegrass banjo standards that got the audience buzzing, James was accompanied on guitar by Eagle’s in-house banjo teacher Graham Holt. James recently clocked up over two and a half million views on Facebook for one of his banjo picking videos!

Eagle Music with Deering Banjos at the 10th Anniversary event

Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering took to the stage and gave an enlightening talk on the development of the banjo and its place in the modern world of popular, bluegrass, American old time, folk, roots and traditional music.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Kruger Brothers gave a spellbinding on-stage afternoon workshop of music and songs and captivated the audience with their on stage magic and explanation of how they work together and build their musical arrangements …The Kruger Brothers then invited everyone on stage with their own instruments to play and perform the classic song Buffalo Gals which was filmed for YouTube.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

All the way from Dripsey in County Cork Ireland, we were uplifted with a great set of tunes and songs from long neck banjo virtuoso Pat Kelleher who was joined by his son Ricky on guitar and vocals.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Closing the afternoon on-stage sets, and another one of the highlights was the stunning banjo and vocal performance from Dan Walsh. Just back from a recent tour of India, Dan is without question the finest clawhammer banjo player that the UK has ever produce, playing in his own unique style. At the age of 29, Dan has only been playing the banjo for around 15 years! Now with a firm foot on the world stage playing with his own band called the Urban Folk Quartet. In the past Dan has played as far away as New Zealand and Canada as well as the USA, Denmark and Germany.

Eagle Music with Deering Banjos at the 10th Anniversary event

A DVD will be available soon as a momento of the 10th Anniversary afternoon at Eagle Music 2016.

Kruger Brother Showcase Evening Concert

The evening concert commenced with presentations from Steve and Rachel to Eagle Music staff for their extra work input towards this amazing event. Steve announced the newly introduced ‘Outstanding Eagle Customer of  The Year Award’ which was awarded to Tom Jenkins for un-waving customer loyalty over the past ten years.

Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers

Fresh from their storming USA summer tour JigJam, all the way from Tullamore in Ireland, took to the stage in support of Kruger Brothers. The four piece band consisting of Jamie McKeogh on guitar, lead vocals and tenor banjo, Daithi Melia on 5-String banjo and vocals, Cathal Guinan on double bass, fiddle, guitar and vocals, and Gavin Strappe on mandolin  tenor banjo and vocals won everyone over with their amazing musical ability, energy and stunning fusion of bluegrass music fused with Irish traditional music. They launched their second CD ‘Hello World’ online on the day …we’re going to hear a lot more from this multi-talented band, they are really saying hello to the world!

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

JigJam’s brilliant set was followed by the interval where a musical instrument raffle was drawn with over £1,000.00 worth of instrument prizes, all were claimed on the night!

Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers

A special surprise draw took place to celebrate Eagles 10th anniversary. All the names of the  persons that had bought tickets for the event were put into a hat, the lucky winner was presented with a Deering banjo from Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering!

Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers

Greg Deering called on Steve and Rachel presented Eagle Music with a tenth anniversary carved maple plaque in recognition of ten amazing years as the #1 world dealership.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Greg went on to present Steve with the latest Deering banjo model a beautiful maple six string banjo, serial number one! This banjo will join a collection of other priceless serial number one Deering banjos that have been presented to Steve and Eagle Music throughout the past ten years.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

The showcase of the event followed with the world renown Kruger Brothers in concert. Jens Kruger is recognised by the world’s banjo community as probably the greatest 5-string banjo player of all time, along with brother Uwe Kruger on vocals and guitar and Joel Landsberg on bass. The show was spell binding with maestro banjo playing from Jens, heartfelt songs and guitar wizardry from Uwe coupled with the masterly bass playing of Joel.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Following their world performance with full orchestras and the Kontras Quarte, we were treated to musical bliss listening to the Spirit of the Rockies, their Roan Mountain Suite and Kruger classics form many of their past two dozen CD recordings! A standing ovation closed the evening after a much loved Kruger Brothers encore.

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

The amazing world renown Bernie Velutti, Kruger Brothers sound engineer mastered the sound throughout the day for all the on-stage artists.

What has become an annual event, is now set in the hearts so many of the UK’s popular, bluegrass, American old time, folk, roots and traditional music lovers. Eagle Music has built up its friendship over the past ten years with many of the notable UK musicians through dedication and service.

Some of the UK musicians and bands that have attended and played at the event throughout the past decade include Howard ‘Shep’ Shepherd and Mike Dexter, Down County Boys, Kentucky Cow Tippers, House Devils, Jonny Hulme, Jon Strong, Paul Bienek, Tom Napper, Nic Mann and Joe McIlvenny and the Old Grey Dogs,

Eagle Music specialises in banjos, mandolins and traditional musical instruments. We have a very busy shop that has show rooms and a workshop that specialised in set-ups and repairs…Pay Eagle Music Shop a call, you won’t be disappointed!

Eagle Ten Years Numer One Deering Dealership

We’re very proud to show here a picture and the words that are written on the carved maple plaque that was presented to Eagle Music by the Deering Banjo family at Eagle’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Event, Saturday October 22nd 2016
Eagle Music – Banjo 10 2016
Celebrating your Ten Year Anniversary As The #1 Deering Dealer In The World
Dear Steve, Joan, Rachel and all the Eagle Music Team,
Eagle Music: A Decade of Dedication.
The magic of music transcends all boundaries. The magic of the banjo is sought after now by more people around the world than at any other time in history.
Eagle Music’s unwavering dedication to the banjo has introduced the joy and the life affirming magic of the banjo, to more people in the UK and Europe than any dealer in Deering’s 41 year history.
Only Eagle Music’s absolute commitment to serving customers could bring about this extraordinary level of achievement.
Eagle Music has been Deering’s number one dealer in the world every year since 2006.
This year, 2016, Eagle Music has again achieved this envied accolade which marks a full decade of Eagle Music as the Deering Banjo Company’s number one dealer worldwide.
On behalf of all of your happy customers and all of us at the Deering Banjo Company,
Thank you for ten outstanding years.
Signed: Greg and Janet Deering & Barry Hunn

Eagle Music Celebrating Ten Years as the Number One world dealership for Deering Banjos

Outstanding Customer Award to Tom Jenkins

A highlight of the Eagle Music 10th Anniversary event with Deering Banjos on Saturday October 22nd 2016 was the award to Eagle customer Tom Jenkins. Tom was awarded a framed letter as ‘Eagle Music’s Outstanding Customer of The Past Decade’ along with an Eagle Music gift voucher. Well done Tom and a huge thank you for your continued loyalty to Eagle Music.

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Eagle outstanding customer Tom Jenkins Eagle Music banjo 10 Celebratipn with Deeerings and Kruger Brothers

Eastman Flat Top Guitars in Stock at Eagle

Eastman flat-top guitars now in stock at Eagle Music

Hand-crafted from the finest tone-woods, Eastman guitars are at the top of the picking order if you are looking for excellent build quality, tone and playability at a fraction of the cost of their ‘big name’
counterparts. Prices start at £575.00 for a guitar that is hand crated from solid tone-woods! Complete with case. Eastman guitars are the choice and are actually played and gigged by Eagle Music staff!

Check out the amazing all solid timber Eastman Orchestra model ACOM-1 by following this link:-

http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/prod/acoustic-guitars/Eastman-Guitar-Orchestra-model-Solid-Spruce-Sapele.htm

 

 

 

Update for Banjo 10 Anniversary Event With Deerings, Kruger Brothers and so much more

Banjo 10 Latest Artist News
Hi Folks, it’s only eight weeks to go before the Uk’s premier banjo event! Our special ‘Banjo 10’ Anniversary Event will take place at The North Light Gallery, Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR on Saturday, October 22nd 2016. We’re still fine tuning the timetable for the day, but here’s the latest update on some of the brilliant artists and on-stage performances. This year we are proudly celebrating an amazing ten consecutive years! as the number one world dealership for the Deering Banjo Company. USA.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all on the day, and also looking forward to the amazing concerts, on-stage afternoon performances, workshops and picking session. We’re also looking forward to seeing Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering The Kruger Brothers, JigJam, Dan Walsh, Bill Forster, Pat Kelleher, Gavin Strappe, James Allan, Graham Holt,  jamming and picking sessions led by the Uk’s own Joe McIlvenny.

The final running order of the day is to be announced, but below you can read about some of the highlights of this special banjo day.

Have you booked your ticket? …please click here for availability

* Your ticket will be on the door when you arrive …Just give your name at the door.

Steve, Rachel and the Eagle Team.

Eagle Music Team Photo
The Eagle Music Team will be here to serve and look after you on our special 10th anniversary day.

Morning and afternoon
•    10.30 am  –   Doors Open at the North Light Gallery
•    All Day   –   You will be able to browse the Eagle Music Instrument & Musical Accessory Stand with very special discounts and prices to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary as the #1 World Dealership for the Deering Banjo Company, USA.
•    10.30 – 11.30    –    Complimentary Tea and Coffee – ‘Meet the banjo Makers’ and mill around with some of the artists that will be here with us on the day.
•    12.00   –  All the way from San Diego, California, USA and flying in specially from a trip to India to be with us at Banjo 10 …The World’s premier award winning banjo makers Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering  will welcome everyone to the Banjo 10 Eagle Anniversary Day. Throughout the day, Greg Deering will be active in giving advice and you may be one of the players to get a personal set up on your banjo.

The Banjo Makers: Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering

Greg Janet and Jamie Deering at the Eagle Music Shop event 2016


James Allan
– at nineteen years of age, James is an inspiration to all budding banjo players and will kick start the day telling his own personal story of his exciting journey into the world of banjos. James’ on-stage banjo performance will be accompanied by Graham Holt on guitar.

James alll at Banjo 10 Eagle Music event with Deerings, kruger Brothers and Jig Jam


Graham Holt accompanying James Allan on Gutiar at eagle Music Banjo 10

 

Graham Holt – 5-String banjo Workshop – Graham has been a member of the Eagle Music team for the past seven years. Graham is an exceptional musician and runs the in house banjo teaching classes at Eagle Music.  Following his on-stage afternoon guitar backing performance accompanying the amazing James Allan. Graham passes on here his 5-string banjo skills for beginners to improvers. Duration of the workshop will be one hour. To book your place for this FREE WORKSHOP, please ring Eagle Music on 01484 661460

Grahm Holt BW

Pat KelleherLong Neck Banjo Virtuoso – From Dripsey, County Cork, Ireland, Pat is one of Ireland’s most respected Long Neck Banjo players. Over the years Pat has consistently been in demand as a session and recording musician. Pat returns this year to give us an afternoon on-stage performance of songs and tunes played on the long neck banjo.
Pat Kelleher at the Banjo 10 event with the Deerings, Kruger Brothers and JigJam

 

Bill Forster – 5-String Banjo Techniques, licks and improvisation
Bill Forster
is held in high esteem in all walks of the banjo world, we welcome the return of Bill this year to hold a players workout / question and answer class. Bill will be demonstrating techniques, licks and improvisation on the 5-string banjo and with us throughout the day to join Joe Mac with the picking session. please call us on 01484 661460 to put your name down for this FREE WORKSHOP class.
Bill Forster at eagle Music banjo 10 2016 with the

 

Gavin Strappe – Irish Tenor Banjo Workshop – Gavin is a member of the ace Irish band JigJam who are with us to support the Kruger Brothers at the evening concert. Gavin plays Irish tenor banjo and mandolin to a very high standard. You’re in for a treat here to pick up all those hidden banjos ornaments and techniques if you attend the afternoon  workshop of this world touring Irish performer. The workshop duration will be one hour. To book your place for this workshop (Entry Cost £6.00)  Please ring us on 01484 661460
Gavin Strappe at eagle Music Banjo 10 with Kruger Brothers, Deerings and JigJam


Dan Walsh – Clawhammer Banjo Virtuoso –
At the modest age of twenty seven, Dan has toured the world and played in many exotic locations. Just back from India, Dan will treat us in the afternoon with an on-stage set of songs and tunes played in his own style of clawhammer banjo. Dan plays naturally to an extremely high standard.
Dan Walsh at eagle Music Banjo 10 with Deerings, Kruger Brothers and JigJam


Joe McIlvenny – Picking & Jamming Sessions
throughout the day.
Joe is a member of the UK’s own ‘The Old Grey Dogs’ and is a very respected musician, he plays banjo with a passion. Joe’s enthusiasm, friendly approach and humour will make all welcome to join in on the jam sessions with whatever instrument you play. We welcome Joe back each year. Don’t forget to bring your instrument, it doesn’t have to be a banjo!

Joe mac at the banjo Eagle Music event with the Deerings Kruger Brothers, Jig Jam, Pat Kelleher

 

The Kruger Brothers – Afternoon on Stage ‘Performance Workshop’
The spellbinding Kruger Brothers …Banjo maestro Jens Kruger, guitar and vocal master Uwe Kruger and bass virtuoso Joel Landsberg will treat us to another on -stage workshop demonstrating to us how their brilliant individual musical talent knits it all together. The Kruger Brothers are World class musicians with a wealth of  high prestige world concerts behind them, This will only be a warm up prelude to their in-concert showcase performance that will follow later in the evening of the day. Don’t go home without a bunch of their brilliant CDs that they have recorded over the years!
The Kruger brothers will be at Eagle Music Banjo 10


Group Performance
– Afternoon on-Stage Group Performance with The Kruger Brothers of ‘Buffalo Gals (in the key of ‘G’ the tune can be found on page 94 in the Janet Davis tutor book ‘You Can Teach Yourself Banjo’ ) Learn the tune and bring along your banjo or other instrument to join in the fun! (This part of the event will be filmed and posted on YouTube)
Buffalo Gals Group performance with the Kruger Brothers at

•    6.00 pm     Doors to main event Room Close

 

•    6.00 pm – 7.00 pm   Joe Mac and Friends – Jam session in the café area
Picking sessions at Banjo 10 eagle Music with Joe Mac


Evening Concert

•    7.00 pm       Doors re-open for the evening event
•    7.30 pm        JigJam – On Stage Performance

JigJam – Evening Concert Performance
After their amazing performance at our Banjo 9 event, we welcome back by popular demand JigJam to support the Kruger Brothers at the evening concert
With two USA tours behind them in 2016, JigJam are the hottest new act on the Celtgrass music scene. They have developed a new, exciting, energy-fuelled live sound blending the best of bluegrass and Irish folk music. The band comprises Jamie McKeogh (Guitar, tenor banjo and lead vocals), Daithi Melia (5 String Banjo and vocals) Cathal Guinan (Double Bass, fiddle and vocals) and Gavin Strappe (Mandolin, tenor banjo & vocals)

Jigjam at eagle Music Banjo 10 with the Deerings and the Kruger Brothers

•    8.30 pm        Interval and Raffle Draw with fantastic Eagle  Tenth Anniversary prizes
•    9.00 pm        The Kruger Brothers in Concert
The grand finale to an amazing day of music, here we will see and hear the world’s most brilliant banjo, guitar and bass musical trio in concert. The spellbinding Banjo maestro Jens Kruger, guitar and vocal master Uwe Kruger and bass virtuoso Joel Landsberg. The Kruger Brothers are returning here to Eagle Music for their eighth consecutive year to present to us their breath taking show as part of their 2016 European tour.
The Kruger Brothers in concert at Eagle Music Banjo 10 event 2016

•    10.30 ish    Finish
•    11.00 pm        Doors Close

Event taking place at:-
The North Light Gallery (Located behind Eagle Music Shop)
Brooke’s Mill
Armitage Bridge
Huddersfield
HD4 7NR

The Stage Awaits Saturday, October 22nd for the Banjo 10 Anniversary Event 2016 …
The Stage awaits for the Kruger Brothers, Greg, Janet and jamie Deering, JigJam, Dan Walsh, Pat Kelleher, James Allan, Graham Holt, Mjoe Mac at the Eagle Music banjo 10 event 2016

Tickets for Banjo 10th Anniversary Event 2016 with the Deerings and the Kruger Brothers

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce that the date has been finalised and tickets are now on sale for our 2016 ‘Banjo 10’ Celebration event on Saturday October 22nd 2016 at The North Light Gallery (behind Eagle Music Shop), Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR

Join us this year on this very special occasion to celebrate Eagle Music’s 10th Anniversary as the number one world dealership for the Deering Banjo Company, USA.

Please Follow This Link To Buy Tickets

Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering will be here with us, and by popular demand the event will also feature the world renowned Kruger Brothers in concert.

reg Janet and Jamie Deering The Kruger Brothers

The all-day event will be packed with fabulous music, jam sessions, on-stage performances and demonstrations topped off with an evening concert from the awesome Kruger Brothers.

The Eagle Music stall at the event will offer you the opportunity to browse what will be the largest selection of Deering Banjos ever to be displayed for public viewing in the world!

Our special guests, Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering will be here throughout the day to meet and greet everyone …Greg will be available as always to personally check out and adjust banjos. It will also be an opportunity to interact and personally meet the awesome Kruger Brothers: Jens Kruger – Banjo, Uwe Kruger Guitar and Joel Landsberg – Bass

We are working on final arrangements but the outline of the day will be:-

• Complimentary Tea/Coffee 10.30am – 11.30am
• Daytime Workshops (Teachers to be announced)
• Afternoon Kruger Brothers on-stage workshop
• Audience group performance with the Kruger Brothers to be filmed for YouTube
• On-stage Afternoon Performances (Artists to be announced)
• Picking sessions lead by the Uk’s own Joe Mac
• Eagle Music Trade Stand with lots of 10th Anniversary special offers
• North Light Cafe offering a wide range of food and refreshments throughout the day
• Eagle Music Raffle with amazing 10th Anniversary Prizes
• Evening Concert with the Kruger Brothers

Best wishes from

Steve, Rachel and the Eagle Music Team

Event Venue:
The North Light Gallery
Brooke’s Mill
Armitage Bridge
Huddersfield
HD4 7NR
http://www.northlightgallery.org.uk/contact/
Ticket Details for The Eagle 10th Anniversary Event 2016

Tickets can be purchased as follows:
• At Eagle Music Shop, call +44 (0)1484 661460
• At www.eaglemusicshop.com
• Or send a cheque or PO to Eagle Music Shop
If you have paid for a ticket online, simply give your name at the door
on the day. Your numbered ticket will be checked on the list and you
will be given your ticket for the event.

Ticket Prices:
• Daytime Only – 10.30am until 6.00pm – £22.00
• Evening Only – Doors Open 7.00pm until Close ‘The Krüger Brothers in Concert’ – £38.00 – support band (to be announced)
• Full Day and ‘Kruger Brothers Concert Ticket’ -10.30am until Close – £50.00
• Workshops – £6.00 per place – Duration of each Workshop will be One hour

Full Timetable for the Event – To be Announced

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