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
Join us to celebrate Eagle Music’s 11th consecutive year as the #1 world dealership for the Deering Banjo Company, USA.
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 & Brian Mooney with special guest Brian McGrath
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, Brian McGrath virtuoso tenor banjo, mandolin and piano keybord master, Jonny Hulme 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
Matt Chaffer – On-Stage Demonstration and Explanation of the Different Types of Banjo and differing Banjo Styles
Kruger Brothers – On-stage afternoon performance workshop
The Evening Concert Artists:
Concert support Artists: Angelina Carberry, Dan Brouder & Brian Mooney with Brian McGrath
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!
The Evening Proceedings:
The Kruger Brothers in Concert … with Jens Kruger, Uwe Kruger and Joel Landsberg
Support Artists: Angelina Carberry, Dan Brouder & Brian Mooney with Brian McGrath
Brian McGrath: Will perform with Angelina Carberry, Dan Brouder & Brian Mooney
The evening will also include:
‘Eagle Music’s Customer of the Year presentation’ – It could be you in 2018?
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’.
‘On Stage Video Jam’ with The Kruger Brothers: – Filmed for YouTube
Everyone is welcomed on stage to sing and play ‘The Wild Rover’ ‘G’, play ‘The Rakes of Mallow’
a little easy polka in the key of ‘G’ – from the film ‘The Quiet Man’
and Play ‘The Star of Munster’ tune led by Jens Kruger.
Afternoon Banjo Workshops:
Angelina Carberry: Irish Tenor Banjo Workshop Masterclass – Improvers /Advanced- (Workshop Ticket Only)
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
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.
Matthew Chaffer: On-Stage Demonstration and Explanation of Differing Banjos and Banjo Styles
Matt is a key member of the Eagle Music team and also a part time gigging musician. Here Matt will demonstrate and explain the different types of banjos that are used for differing styles and genres of music …Matt will explain the differences ‘in banjo terms’ between Bluegrass, Clawhammer, Frailing, Jazz, Plectrum Banjo, Irish Tenor banjo and Ukulele banjo …and will be available throughout the day to answer any of your questions after the presentation.
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 McGrath & Brian Mooney.
“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.
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!
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.
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!
Continuing the theme of recent years, we welcome the return of Joe and Bill to run the picking sessions throughout the day
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.
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 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 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’.
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”
“This is one of the best banjo and accordion duet recordings of all time”
Brian comes from Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, an area steeped in traditional music.
Brian’s first professional work was with Dervish. He then joined Four Men And A Dog and played on the award-winning album Barking Mad.
He moved his career on, accompanying Noel Hill, Paul Brock and Frankie Gavin, among others, before joining the Sean Keane Band as pianist.
Brian joined De Dannan where he stayed till the band broke up in 2003.
Brian now plays with At The Racket, and is much sought after as a session musician on piano, banjo and mandolin.
He has toured extensively, playing with all the biggest names in Irish traditional music, including Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill, John Carty, Matt Molloy, Paul Brock, Charlie Lennon, Joe Burke, Sean Maguire, Brian Rooney, Cathal Hayden, Joe Derrane, Arty McGlynn, Alec Finn, Alan Kelly, Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder, Dolores Keane, Maura O’Connell, Tommy Fleming, Steve Cooney and Eleanor Shanley, as well as doing extensive TV and media work.
Brian’s Irish Tenor Banjo solo album ‘Pure Banjo’ is much acclaimed in the traditional Irish music world, this excellent album also features Alec Finn, Arty McGlynn amongst others. Brian’s CD will be on sale at the Banjo 11 event.
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 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.