What would Shackleton do? New T-shirts.

What would Shackleton do? New T-shirts.

The great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton saved his expedition’s banjo from his ship Endurance as she sank into Antarctic ice, saying: “We must have that banjo. It’s vital mental medicine.” He went on to bring all of his men home in an epic adventure of heroism and extraordinary leadership. In the hundred years since then Shackleton’s leadership, adaptability and strategic thinking have become legendary....

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Adam Hurt launches Great British Banjo Sessions in fine old-time style

Adam Hurt launches Great British Banjo Sessions in fine old-time style

Wow! What an amazing night. The very first of The Great British Banjo Sessions was, everyone who was there would agree, a resounding success. Sold out for one thing! With a fantastic atmosphere in the stunning medieval setting of Dragon Hall, Norwich. And the music? Well the enchanting tone was set by Norwich acoustic trio The Old Time Sakes, featuring singer/songwriter/banjoist Solomon Amos. Beautiful original songs, played with delicacy and...

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Meet The Great British Banjo Co. and try The Shackleton banjo at these great events

Meet The Great British Banjo Co. and try The Shackleton banjo at these great events

We’ve got a packed summer of events planned, where you can meet the Great British Banjo Company team and try our The Shackleton for yourself. Here’s a brief summary of where you can find us… ‘Battle of The Banjos’ gig presented by Maverick, at The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, featuring Morgan O’Kane and Stompin Dave Allen. The very first Great British Banjo Sessions concert, starring Adam Hurt and Beth Williams Hartness, at Dragon Hall,...

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Banjo of The East story goes viral!

Banjo of The East story goes viral!

I think we can say our spoof Banjo Of The East story has gone viral! It was only a little April Fool story, which we never expected to generate this level of interest, but now it’s reached The Guardian among other magazines and websites. In case you haven’t kept up with it all, here are all the versions of the story to date. All good fun! And the latest is that a festival is actually suggesting that we do build a giant banjo statue...

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First press ad for Shackleton Banjo unveils new brand logo

First press ad for Shackleton Banjo unveils new brand logo

With thanks to the marvellous music instrument and industry photographer Richard Ecclestone and our superb graphic designer Matt Copland, we are very proud to present the first magazine ad for The Shackleton banjo. We think it’s just the coolest looking thing, with a stunning picture of the maple Shackleton itself, complete with optional English-made leather strap (this one in scarlet, from a choice of eight colours). Also featuring the...

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