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Bob Minner Demos Authentic Old-Time Sound of a Modern British Banjo

Bob MinnerNorwich, UK -- Bob Minner, the top country banjoist and guitar picker, has released the first demo video of himself playing the Islander Ash Leaf British-made banjo from The Great British Banjo Company. The short video of Bob, playing the traditional old-time tune Angeline The Baker, can be found on the Banjos Direct site. Banjos Direct are the sole UK outlet for the Islander Ash Leaf.

Master Banjo Builder Tom Nechville Presents Banjo Workshop for UK Enthusiasts

Tom NechvilleMaster banjo builder and banjo design innovator Tom Nechville is to present an exclusive banjo workshop in Norwich, UK, hosted by the UK's leading banjo retailer Banjos Direct. The workshop takes place at Norwich Playhouse on Monday September 3rd, from 3pm to 6pm.img src=

Banjos Direct to Sponsor Sore Fingers Bluegrass Music Summer School

Banjos DirectOnline banjo shop Banjos Direct has announced its sponsorship of the world-famous Sore Fingers Summer Schools, which provide world class tuition for all bluegrass instruments as well as old-time fiddle and banjo, autoharp and singing.

Mumford & Sons Featured in Bluegrass Documentary The Porchlight Sessions

Mumford & SonsNorwich, Norfolk, UK -- UK-based banjo shop Banjos Direct has announced its sponsorship of 'The Porchlight Sessions' the feature-length film documentary about Bluegrass music which will be released in the UK later this year. The film features Bluegrass stars of every generation, from Dr Ralph Stanley and Del McCoury through to British new-folk stars Mumford & Sons who have become widely accepted by the Bluegrass scene. Founder and CEO of Banjos Direct, Simon Middleton, has become an Associate Producer of the The Porchlight Sessions and is championing the movie in the UK.

'Welcome To The New Era of The Banjo' Campaign Risks Offending Banjo Traditionalists

New Era of the BanjoNorwich, Norfolk, UK -- UK-based specialist banjo retailer Banjos Direct has announced the launch of a new campaign on the theme 'Welcome To The New Era of The Banjo' which is designed to respond directly to the resurgence of interest in the traditional folk instrument but which may rattle banjo traditionalists.

The Plain 5-Step Guide to Choosing Your First Banjo

Banjos DirectNorwich, Norfolk, UK -- Banjos Direct receives numerous enquiries from people wanting to play the banjo for the first time who are, understandably, somewhat bewildered about where to start. The British retailer says, "this guide isn't about the finer points of difference between different qualities of banjo: but is really about the basics of how to choose a banjo that suits you." It turns out to be a pretty good guide worth of sharing with our readers.

Resurgence in Banjo Interest Driving Increased Sales

Gold Tone White Lady banjoRenaissance in banjo playing amongst young and old is driving best-ever sales, says UK's leading banjo retailer. Britain's banjo retailer Banjos Direct is reporting record sales, driven by a resurgence of interest in the instrument amongst players at both ends of the age spectrum. Manufacturers in the USA and UK are expanding their ranges and increasing production to meet the demand for the instrument.

Online Retailer Banjos Direct Becomes UK Market Leader in Less Than 4 Months After Launch

Banjos DirectNorwich, Norfolk, UK -- When Simon Middleton told people he wanted to retire from brand consultancy and open a banjo retail business, many thought he had lost his sense of perspective. But the brand advisor and author of Brand New You, who is also frontman of folk-band The Proposition, was confident that his specialist retail concept could not only succeed, but grow fast.

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