Banjo Event 2012 Update
Greg & Janet Deering, The Kruger Brothers, The Down County Boys, Chris Cooper, The Kentucky Cow Tippers. Joe Mac and The Old Grey Dogs and more!
Concerts, Workshops, Picking Sessions, Bar, Food, Raffle, Eagle Music Trade Stand Saturday November 3rd 2012
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the timetable of the event, directions to Eagle Music, The North Light Gallery etc.
Things are really hotting up for the forthcoming ‘Banjo 2012 Event’ here at Eagle Music in The North Light Gallery. We have a great line up booked for the day, along with our special guests Greg and Janet Deering and the Kruger Brothers.
Greg and Janet will do a presentation from the stage about ‘The Banjo in Modern Times’. Greg and Janet will be accompanied on stage this year by their daughter Jamie Deering. Jamie handles artist relations for the Deering Banjo Company USA.
Greg and Janet Deering founded the Deering Banjo Company over thirty years ago, a company that is now considered by the world’s greatest exponents of the banjo to be ‘The Worlds Greatest American Banjo Company’.
The world-class ‘Kruger Brothers will be around all day to meet and greet everyone in their friendly manner. They will perform an on-stage afternoon workshop and treat us to another breathtaking evening concert on the main stage … ‘Best of The Kruger Brothers’.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Jens and Uwe Krüger have been
performing professionally since 1973. After playing for twenty years throughout
Europe in various styles and venues, Uwe on guitar and Jens on banjo, the brothers invited bassist Joel Landsberg to join them, and the three musicians formed the acoustic trio audiences around the world know as the Krüger Brothers.
Jens Kruger The ‘Carolina King’ is without question one of the greatest five-string banjo players of all times. Uwe Kruger is a master Guitarist / vocalist and Joel Landsberg is one of the finest Bass players in the business. The Kruger Brothers now living in North Carolina, USA, are the hottest USA based band, having taken the world bluegrass and folk scene by storm for the past decade and a half.
The UK’s own legendary Bluegrass band ‘The Down County Boys’ will be here to support the Kruger Brothers in the evening concert and throughout the day picking sessions. Chris Cooper, ace banjo player with the DCB’s will present an afternoon workshop ‘Beginning Bluegrass Banjo’.
The UK Bluegrass band “The Down County Boys” was formed in 1964 and has been performing at major bluegrass festivals yearly from the very beginning! Over the years, the band has enjoyed having some of the finest UK bluegrass musicians as performing members. The current five piece line-up includes (from left to right on photo) Chris Elson Guitars/vocals. Peter Parker, fiddle/vocals. Mick Cooper upright bass/vocals. Dan Norton, mandolin/vocals. Chris Cooper, banjo/vocals. The band plays with musical drive and passion, intermixed with classic vocals and a mix of subtle humour for added entertainment!
Another treat for everyone on the day will be the appearance of the ‘The Kentucky Cow Tippers’, this great bunch of guys from the North East will be around throughout the day playing in the jam sessions and also treat us to an on-stage afternoon set.
‘The Kentucky Cow Tippers’ are a young, energetic Bluegrass band from Gateshead consisting of Sam Wear banjo/vocals, Evan Davies mandolin/vocals, Rupert Hughes guitar/vocals and Ted Harbot upright bass/vocals. They play a range of traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass music with unique style and attitude. Since forming in 2008, ‘The Kentucky Cow Tippers’ have played gigs, festivals and events across the country, and continue to entertain audiences of all ages.
Quote from Maurice Hope of the Northern Echo …”Make no mistake, this little group are the business and there is no limit as to how far they might go.”
Joe Mac and ‘The Old Grey Dogs’ will be leading the afternoon picking sessions. Joe is a most friendly well known banjo picker around the UK scene, so there will be a tune and a song for everyone. Make sure you bring your instrument!
We look forward to seeing you all at the event, and what will be another great day of music.
Steve, Joan, Rachel and the Eagle Music team.
October 1st 2012
TIMETABLE FOR THE Eagle Music Banjo 2012 EVENT
Date: Saturday November 3rd 2012
All day event from 10.30am to 11.00pm
The North Light Gallery,
Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield
HD4 7NR (situated just behind Eagle Music Shop)
On the day, please just give your name at the door. Your numbered ticket will be checked on the list and you will be given your ticket for the event.
Daytime Only – 10.30am until 6.00pm – £15.00
Evening Only – 7.00pm until Close ‘The Krüger Brothers in Concert’ – £30.00
Full Day and Best of ‘The Kruger Brothers’ Concert Ticket’ -10.30am until Close – £38.00
Here is a Link to Buy Tickets
The North Light Gallery Café will be open 10:00am till 6:00pm – Hot food will be available until 6.00pm
Soft Drinks, cold Beer, Lager and Wine available from the non-profit making ‘Eagle Bar’ 12.00 Noon – 11.00pm
Throughout the day with Joe Mac ‘The Old Grey Dogs’ and friends …Bring along your Banjo / Instruments
The Eagle Music Banjo 2012 Trade Stand
Eagle Music Shop Trade Stand will be open at The North Light Gallery
on Saturday November 3rd from 10:30am through to 11:00pm with
special ‘Banjo 2012′ Discounts’. Over 60 Deering Banjos will be on
display throughout the event at special ‘Banjo 2012’ Event prices
Check out all the models on display with the makers Greg & Janet
Deering and a team of Eagle Music Shop banjo specialists. Also related
accessories, books, CDs etc. will be offered at ‘Banjo 2012’ Event
How to find Eagle Music Shop
From Huddersfield Centre (Approx. two miles)
Take the A616 out of Huddersfield (signposted Sheffield, Holmfirth,
Honley). There are major signs for Brooke’s Mill indicating a right turn
down a short steep stretch of road, Stockwell Hill (just after the Laxmi
Cross the bridge – single lane – (beware of oncoming traffic) then turn
left up Bank Foot Lane and immediately sharp right into the car park.
We are at the bottom of the car park directly opposite St Pauls Church
and next door to The Bridgewood Trust Craft Workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: THE MAIN EAGLE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED & MOVE FOR ONE DAY ONLY ON Saturday November 3rd 2012 TO
THE NORTH LIGHT GALLERY FOR OUR SPECIAL SHOWCASE DAY WITH GREG & JANET DEERING & THE KRÜGER BROTHERS WITH GUEST MUSICIANS. THE NORTH LIGHT GALLERY IS SITUATED A COUPLE OF HUNDRED METRES BEHIND THE SHOP – DIRECTIONS WILL BE POSTED ON THE SHOP DOOR DURING SATURDAY November 3rd 2012.
10.30am Reception: Complimentary Tea and Coffee – Meet the makers Greg & Janet Deering, mingle with the guests and performers
11.00am – 12.00pm ‘Beginning Bluegrass Banjo’ On stage workshop with Chris Cooper
Afternoon – (Times may vary slightly)
12.15pm – 1.15pm Flatpicking Guitar Workshop with Uwe Kruger (Private Room – Ticket Only)
1.30pm – 2.30pm On stage with guests Greg & Janet Deering ‘The Banjo in Modern Times’.
2.45pm – 3.30pm The Kruger Brothers on stage Workshop
3.30pm – 3.45pm Group Performance of ‘Cripple Creek’ from the stage …Don’t forget to bring your banjo!
4.00pm – 4.45pm On stage performance ‘The Kentucky Cow Tippers’.
4.45pm – 6.00pm Jam Session with Joe Mac ‘The Old Grey Dogs’ and friends …bring along your banjo and other Instruments.
6.00pm – 7.00pm Main concert hall closed (food available in Café area)
Evening Concert (Times may vary slightly)
7.00pm Doors Open for evening concert
7.15pm Raffle draw and welcome to the concert from Greg & Janet Deering
7.30pm – 8.15pm Support Band on Stage ‘The Down County Boys’.
8.30pm – 11.00pm Concert …The Best of The Krüger Brothers!