Banjos Direct is moving to The Great British Banjo Company

Banjos Direct is moving to The Great British Banjo Company

If you’re a regular visitor to Banjos Direct you’ll have noticed that we’ve been clearing the shelves in a fantastic sale (which is still going, so don’t miss out). But you may not know why we’ve been doing that. Well, it’s because, after three years of trading under the Banjos Direct name we are merging with our parent company The Great British Banjo Company, manufacturers of the fabulous Shackleton banjo....

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Join us on the journey

Join us on the journey

Just under a year ago (mid October 2013), we successfully completed our Kickstarter campaign. The campaign raised over £48,000 through the generosity and imagination of more than 230 backers, thereby bringing The Shackleton banjo into being. Since then, as you can see in the video below, we have taken an enthusiastic role in the new British manufacturing movement. The video was shot at the recent Make It British: Meet The Manufacturer event...

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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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