Thanks to the combined efforts of Alastair Wilson and Peter Mitchell for the above video which shows the final song (Will the Circle Be Unbroken) of the Friday night session in the Hotel bar at the 2018 Guildford Banjo Jamboree.
Greetings all! Planning is well under way for the 2019 Guildford Banjo Jamboree to be held on the weekend of the 20th to the 22nd of September. It will be our sixteenth celebration of music, songs, dancing, fun, conversations, concerts, teaching and learning, friendship, madness and mayhem!!
Of course it doesn’t all “just happen”. Our coordinators Peter Mitchell and Liz Monty will once again pull together and expertly guide a great team of committee members and other volunteers in the coming months as planning and preparations take place. If you feel you could contribute some time and effort in this planning stage, please contact Gael Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in being part of the performance and workshop program, please go the Program/Performer Guidelines link.
If you have never been to a Jamboree and would like to find out more – please click on the page links to navigate around the site.
remembering Rick E. Vengeance
The 2018 Jamboree was tinged with sadness and grief as one of the music community’s most widely known, well-respected and highly regarded musicians and personalities, Rick E Vengeance, was struck down by a massive heart attack. Rick had attended almost every Jamboree since 2004. He was a consummate musician, a mentor to many, a generous and respectful session player and leader, and an integral player and caller for the Jamboree dances. There are many who have known the warmth of friendship shown by both Rick and Leanne. Rick will be greatly missed and our hearts are heavy for Leanne as she still comes to term with her loss. One consolation is that Rick died quickly, in a place he loved, making and sharing music with his “tribe”. The video above shows what was probably the last song Rick played.
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