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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.

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* 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.

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!

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.


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

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

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

Thank you for attending the 40th Anniversary event for Deering Banjos at Eagle Music

We’re sending out here a big ‘Thank you’ to everyone that attended our 40th Anniversary event with the Deering Banjo Company at Eagle Music, The North Light Gallery, Huddersfield on November 7th 2015. The Eagle Music team were also congratulated on this special day for maintaining their status as the number one world dealership for the Deering Banjo Company for the past nine consecutive years.

Eagle Music Team

Our sincere thanks go out to all of you for attending and being with us, and for making it such a special big banjo day! We’re now busier than ever and only just getting round to sorting through the pictures that were taken on the day! Herewith a few reminders of the wonderful time that was had by all.

The day commenced at 9.30am with complimentary tea and coffee and greetings to our friends and visitors old and new and the introduction of the artists that were to perform on the day. The Eagle Music trade stand was hot off the mark giving amazing discounts and 40th anniversary special deals. The opportunity to try out and play dozens of different Deering Banjo models, mandolins, ukuleles etc. was enjoyed by many throughout the day.

Eagle Music trade stand at Deering Banjos Event for 40th anniversary 2015

Greg and Janet Deering had a magnetic presence in the William Gallery, greeting visitors and discussing banjos. Greg was busy as in all previous years setting up banjos for visitors that introduced themselves to him, it was a rare chance for so many banjo players to have their banjos personally set up by the man himself!

Greg Deering banjo set ups Janet Deering

The multi talented Nick Mann took to the stage at midday and performed a wonderful set of tunes and songs that he played on both the Deering Goodtime Banjo Ukulele and the Tenor Ukulele. It was an enlightening performance and showcased what can be achieved when playing fingerstyle Ukulele Banjo.

Nick Mann on stage

All the way from Cork in Ireland, long neck banjo maestro Pat Kelleher gave a brilliant workshop on the playing techniques for the long neck banjo. Pat made many friends on the day and will be a special guest / performer at our future Eagle Banjo Days.

Pat Kelleher long neck banjo workshop

Our guests of honour Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering presented their on-stage workshop in the early afternoon and and talked about their amazing journey in banjo making. They explained how they have evolved over the past forty years to become the world’s greatest banjo makers, producing models that are played by world class players including Jens Kruger, Bela Fleck and Tony Trischka just to mention three of the world’s greatest players. They were joined on-stage by the world famous virtuoso banjoist Jens Kruger. Jens conveyed to the audience his belief in Deering Banjos and how he is involved in the continued development and design of Deering Banjos.

Gtreg, Janet and Jamie Deering

Greg and Janet specifically outlined their pride in the Deering Goodtime range of banjos that are designed and built with the same precision as the professional models but at a price that student players can afford.

deering Goodtime banjos

The Kruger Brothers followed the Deerings on stage to give their amazing on stage performance workshop. we were treated to how the Kruger Brothers arrange their music and how they interact with each other to produce such on-stage professional magic, this afternoon performance was just a warm up to their wonderful evening concert!

The Kruger Brothers

The Kruger Brothers invited everyone on stage to play their own musical instruments and perform ‘Oh Susanna’ The set was opened by Uwe Kruger singing special words for Greg and Janet Deering that were written by Steve Noon in celebration of their forty years of banjo making. The ‘Oh Susanna’ set was filmed and can be watched by following this link to YouTube.

Oh Susanna

All the way from Tullamore in Ireland, the brilliant multi talented JigJam took to the stage late afternoon and gave us an amazing performance of songs and tunes on both 5-string and tenor banjo, guitars, double bass and fiddle! The crowd were knocked out, there was even dancing in the aisles in the afternoon! Such energetic talent from three superb musicians Jamie McKeogh – Guitar, lead vocal, tenor banjo Daithi Melia – 5-string banjo, vocal, high strung guitar, bass Cathal Guinan – Double bass, Fiddle and guitar. We’re inundated with requests to bring them back again!


Now living in County Clare, Ireland, the mighty Bill Forster came all the way over to be with us on the day and host a brilliant Bluegrass Banjo Workshop. Well known in the UK bluegrass and festival scene for many years, it was excellent for us to see Bill back on his own soil and enjoy Bill passing on the secrets of his banjo skills throughout the day.

Bill Forster Bluegrass banjo workshop

When the main event room closed in preparation for the evening concert, our long standing friend Joe Mac did a fantastic job organising and running the Cafe picking session. Joe of the Old Grey Dogs is now an Eagle Banjo Event veteran, coming back each year,Joe has run the picking session and given us some great on stage performances over the years.

Joe Mac picking session at the Deering Banjos 40th anniversary celebration with Eagle Music Shop

The doors re-opened in the main venue at 7.00 pm for what was to be a musically moving and memorable night. The atmosphere was electric in anticipation of the show to follow.

Oh Boy! the fantastic JigJam walked on stage at 7.30pm in support of the Kruger Brothers. The forty minutes that followed were filled with passion, drive and excellent musicianship. The vocals, harmony, arrangements and instrumental musicianship were a breath of fresh air from three multi talented youthful musicians from Tullamore, To say we were all knocked out is an understatement! The lads made many friends after the show and signed dozens of their debut CD ‘Oh Boy!’ You can get yourself the JigJam ‘Oh Boy! CD by clicking on this link. Highly recommended.

JigJam on stage at Eagle Music event

During the interval, all the fantastic high-value instrument raffle prizes were won and claimed. The prizes included an Eastman Mandolin, an Ohana Ukulele and a Tanglewood dreadnought guitar.

Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering addressed the audience to introduce the highlight of the evening ‘The Kruger Brothers in Concert’. Before the introduction they surprised Steve Noon by presenting him with Serial Number 0001 of a new Deering Banjo model ‘The White Oak’!
This new model will come into production in 2016.

Deering Present Eagle Music with White Oak banjo

The Deering family then went on to congratulate all the Eagle Music team on their ninth consecutive year as the number one world dealership for the Deering banjo company. The beautiful engraved maple plaque pictured below is engraved with words that confirm that Eagle Music sold more Deering Banjos in the past year than the largest retail store chain in America! and that Eagle Music have now sold over 3,700 Deering banjos worldwide! Wow!

Deering present Eagle Music with None Year Annsiversary plaque

Steve surprised Greg and Janet by presenting them with a carved Eagle with a brass plate. The brass plate is engraved with special congratulation on their forty years of excellence building banjos. The framed verse written by Steve is also in celebration of their forty years in banjo making.

Greg and Janet Deering presentation from eagle Music

Greg Deering introduced The Kruger Brothers in Concert. Their performance can only be described as moving and magical, weaving and mixing Uwe’s masterly vocals and excellent guitar playing with the virtuoso banjo playing of his brother Jens Kruger and harmonious bass playing of Joel Landsberg. The sound system was mastered with precision by the great Bernie Velluti. Two standing ovations and two encores closed the evening. The crowd called for more!!! You can check out the Kruger Brothers CD collection by following this link.

Kruger Brothers on Stage playing to a packed house Kruger Brothers on stage

Steve thanked the artists and the crowd for coming, and is now wondering ‘how can we beat that for next year?

Itinerary for the 2015 Banjo Event on Sat 7th November, Eagle Music, Huddersfield

The Banjo Event of the year is almost upon us! For those of you lucky enough to have grabbed yourself a ticket to our fantastic yearly banjo event, here is the itinerary for the 2015 Banjo Event on Sat 7th November, Huddersfield.


9.30-11.30am Complimentary Tea and Coffee from North Light Café (Café open 9.30-7.00pm)
10.30am Doors Open to the Deering 40th Anniversary Event
All Day  Visit the Eagle Music Stand with very special discounts and prices
11.30-12.00pm Nick Mann on the new Deering Ukulele Banjo – On Stage Performance
12.00-1.00pm Pat Kelleher – Long Neck Banjo Workshop – Ticket Only
1.30-2.00pm Our guests Greg, Janet and Jamie Deering will hold an on stage discussion about their awesome ‘40 Years of Making Banjos’.
2.00pm The Kruger Brothers – On Stage ‘Performance Workshop’
3.00pm Group Performance with The Kruger Brothers of ‘Oh Susanna’
4.00pm  JigJam – On Stage Performance
5.00-6.00pm Bill Forster – Bluegrass Banjo Workshop – Ticket Only
6.00pm   Doors to Main Event Room Close
6.00-7.00pm   Joe Mac and The Old Grey Dogs – Jam session in the Café area
Evening Concert  
7.00pm   Doors Re-Open for the Evening Event
7.30pm    JigJam – On Stage Performance
8.30pm   Interval and Raffle Draw
9.00pm  The Kruger Brothers in Concert
10.30pm  Finish and Huge Applause 🙂
11.00pm  Doors Close

Oh Boy! JigJam are playing in Huddersfield at the Eagle Music event

We’re knocked out to have three amazing musicians ‘JigJam’ supporting the Kruger Brothers at the Deering 40th Anniversary Celebrations at The North Light Gallery. Huddersfield on November 7th. Just back from their much acclaimed 2015 USA tour, we’re sure in for a Celtgrass treat!

Here’s what the press are saying about JigJam.
JigJam are the hottest new act on the Celtgrass music scene. This Offaly trio 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) and Cathal Guinan (Double Bass, fiddle and vocals). JigJam’s debut album “Oh Boy!” is a tour de force of Irish and Americana music, and a brilliant representation of their live show. It has been described as “A scintillating debut album from a great bunch of young guys. JigJam are a terrific live act” by Enda Scahill of We Banjo 3. ‘JigJam are as close to authentic as you can get without having been raised on grits and fried squirrel’ Sean Laffey of Irish Music Magazine. ‘Absolutely Terrific!’ – Pat Kenny of Newstalk. Miss this band at your peril.

Here’s what our company owner Steve Noon says about JigJam.
‘I saw this amazing band on a recent trip to Galway, I was knocked out by their energy and musicianship!’ I just had to get them over to the UK  to play for us at the Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration event.

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Check out their excellent ‘Oh Boy’ CD here


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The World’s Number One Banjo Specialist Company…

If you are looking for a top quality banjo, that will be set up in our workshop by specialist banjo technicians and be supplied to you in perfect playing condition, you need look no further.

We are now in our 8th consecutive year as the World’s Number One Dealership for the USA Deering Banjo Company.

Greg and Janet Deering of the Deering Banjo Company presented Eagle Music with this wonderful plaque  on November 8th 2014 at our Banjo 8 celebration weekend.

The wording on the plaque says it all about our dedication to our customers and quality.

Eagle Music shop, Deering banjos plaque award  for customer service

Eagle Music Shop, Deering Banjos World Number One Dealership plaque award for customer service for eight consecutive years

Greg and Janet Deering present Eagle Music with the World Number Dealership plaque for the eighth consecustive year.

Greg and Janet Deering present Eagle Music with the World Number Dealership plaque for the eighth consecustive year.


Tickets now on Sale for Deering & Kruger Brothers Banjo 8 Event 2014

Eagle Music are celebrating their 8th consecutive year as the Number One World Dealership for the Deering Banjo Company USA.

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 “Banjo 8” event here at eagle Music with Greg and Janet Deering, The Kruger Brothers and much, much more!

Here is the link for more details and to buy tickets for this world class event.


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