Shackleton Banjo reviews: What our customers are saying

Shackleton Banjo reviews: What our customers are saying

We’ve already told you about the amazing review from John Dow but we wanted to let you what other Shackleton Banjo customers are saying. We’re thrilled with this feedback and so, so happy that the first Shackleton Banjo customers love this instrument just as much as we do. We’ll leave you with these Shackleton Banjo reviews. “My Shackleton arrived today and it was well worth the wait.  It looks and sounds fantastic.  I...

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Interview with Adam Hurt who will play the first Great British Banjo Session

Interview with Adam Hurt who will play the first Great British Banjo Session

The 14th May will mark the first of the Great British Banjo Sessions. Adam Hurt and Beth Williams Hartness will be playing this first session at Dragon Hall. You can buy tickets here. They’ll be performing duets of traditional music from Appalachia and beyond with clawhammer banjo, fiddle, fingerstyle guitar, and vocals. To get you all excited about the gig on the 14th, we’ve been speaking to Adam to find out a bit more about his...

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For those of you wondering what a Shackleton Banjo sounds like

For those of you wondering what a Shackleton Banjo sounds like

The last few weeks have been wonderful and very, very busy but all that hard work has paid off because the first Shackleton Banjos have now been shipped. For those of you wondering what a Shackleton Banjo sounds like, here are two videos from our first ever Kickstarter backer John Dow (who you might recognise from a recent interview here). This is Vital Mental Medicine, a tune John wrote in honour of our successful Kickstarter campaign. And an...

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An interview with banjo stylist Tall Tall Trees

An interview with banjo stylist Tall Tall Trees

We discovered Tall Tall Trees a little while back and I was blown away by just how different the music was. Mike Savino is the banjo player behind Tall Tall Trees and has toured both with a band and solo, showing off his very unique style. The Tall Tall Trees bio on the website starts off by saying: ‘Mike Savino is not your grandaddy’s banjo player, and Tall Tall Trees is definitely not your average indie-folk outfit from...

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New (and very pretty) photos of The Shackleton Banjo

New (and very pretty) photos of The Shackleton Banjo

After all these months of showing you work-shop snaps of the Shackleton Banjo, we can finally offer you some official shots. These were taken by the incredibly talented Richard Ecclestone. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter then you may have already seen one or two of these but here they are, all of them in their full glory. Let us know what you think in the comments. We couldn’t be...

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