Canadian Club

Trad banjo players in the great white north - making connections and sharing insights, eh?

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Latest Activity: Jul 14

Some Canadian Gems

ITB's Canuck Membership:

BC-4; AB-1; MB-2; ON-15; QC-2; NS-4; NB-1; NL-2; and Province Not Noted-22

Canuck ITM Sessions:

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Canuck Festivals:                                   (please advise of others)

- Celtic Festival, Vancouver, BC - 5 days in mid-March

- Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich, ON - 3 days in early August

- Ottawa Irish Festival, Ottawa, ON - 10 days in mid-March

- Almonte Celtfest, Almonte, ON - 3 days in early July

- Russel Celticfest, Russell, ON - 1 day in mid June

- Glengarry Highland Games, Maxville, ON - 2 days in early August

- Celtic Colours Int'l Festival, Cape Breton Island, NS - 1 week in early October

- Canada's Irish Festival, Miramichi, NB - 4 days in mid-July

Canuck Tenor Banjo Makers:               (please advise of others)

- Jason Romero, Horsefly, BC

- Jordan & Rob McConnell, Winnipeg, MB

- Hugh Hunter, Rockwood, ON

- Luke Mercier, Spring Brook, ON

- Carl Arcand, Ulverton, QC

Canuck Folk/Banjo Stores:                  (please advise of others)

- FolkWay Music, Waterloo & Guelph, ON (retail)

Long & McQuade, locations country-wide (wholesale/retail)

- Ottawa Folklore Centre, Ottawa, ON (retail)

Rickard Banjos, Aurora, ON (wholesale)

- The Twelfth Fret, Toronto, ON (retail)

Discussion Forum

Best teachers

Started by j. Last reply by j Oct 24, 2013. 5 Replies

Jack here in Thunder Bay. Goderich has had Brian Taheny for several years and I have learned much with him. He is stellar in the area of trad Irish settings and can excel in mando and guitar.Angela…Continue

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Comment by Bruce Barton on July 14, 2014 at 1:39am

Hi Rob -- Concert in Westboro went well, even though we had to compete with Westfest! Not a big crowd, but very responsive. Only did a couple of Irish and Quebecois tunes with the banjo -- most was singing stuff with guitar and mandolin. 'Not aware of Colm Naughton's CD -- I'll have to check it out.

Comment by robertmacneil on July 13, 2014 at 3:51pm

Beautifully Restored Paramount Leader - For Sale

If anyone is interested in purchasing this banjo, restored by my good friend Vin Mondello, then please feel free to contact me at Click HERE to see my Paramount Leader ad within the BHO classifieds.  Thanks for your interest.
Comment by Ron Scott on July 9, 2014 at 1:30pm

Thanks for the birthday greeting, Robert!.  My celebrating will definitely include playing some tunes on the banjo...and perhaps quaffing a Guinness or two!

Alas, we won't be making it to southern Ontario this year.  Will miss the visiting and the Goderich Celtic Festival (drat!).  But will play lots of music between canoe trips!  Have a great summer!

Comment by robertmacneil on July 9, 2014 at 12:56am

Happy Birthday Ron!

Comment by robertmacneil on July 9, 2014 at 12:55am

Hey Bruce - How did your show go in Westboro go?  I tried to attend but couldn't make it work sadly.  Incidentally, I just bough 5 CDs: Enda Scahill's Pick It Up, Brian Kelly's Plain of Jars, Colm Naughton's The Space Between the Notes, Adrian McAuliffe & Cathal Flood's Between the Strings, and Damaris Woods' With a Banjo on my Knee.  All great albums.  I particularly like Colm's album and Brian's.  Solid stuff ...

Comment by robertmacneil on May 26, 2014 at 3:11am
I wouldn't dream of refinishing it myself. I sent it it the best - Vin Mondello. Thanks.
Comment by Al Amyot on May 26, 2014 at 1:52am

Looks beautiful! Did you restore it yourself? the Finish is outstanding

Comment by robertmacneil on May 25, 2014 at 4:24pm

Hey all - I'm selling one of my banjos, my beautifully restored Paramount Leader. Check it out by clicking HERE

Comment by robertmacneil on April 2, 2014 at 8:20pm

Welcome to the Canadian Club Kenny!  What province are you in?

Comment by chip yarwood on January 2, 2014 at 2:47pm

Happy New Year CC all the best in  2014 for  all the CC pickers


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Discussion Forum

Best teachers

Started by j. Last reply by j Oct 24, 2013. 5 Replies

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