September 23 @ 2:00 & 7:00 PM Eastern

Sep 23, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Next Meeting 9/16/2020

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society is a combination jam session, workshop, bull session, and general celebration of music.

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society began in Wayne, Pa at Kitt Foster’s house. Patrick met Paul the Beatnik at the Radnor Library and convinced him to give his father a frailing banjo lesson in exchange for lunch at the family’s hoagie shop. The initial meeting led to a weekly session. That led to a rag-tag group slowly forming and becoming an extended family over the years.

Paul was a Washington Square beatnik with ties to musicians like Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, and Rambin’ Jack Elliott. Paul wanted us all to learn not only to play but also to teach and lead a jam.

We will be continuing that tradition as we revive The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. We want an open exchange of ideas that ignores the nonsense surrounding genres and instruments.

You must be a musician to join The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. Meetings are not open to an audience. We do not record meetings. These rules are in place to ensure that musicians of every level can share music, tips, and stories in a safe, non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and non-commercial space.

Any musician can join and take part in meetings of The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. Music is a universal language. There are only twelve notes.

We go round-robin in each meeting. Every musician can call a song, ask a question, or offer a pointer.

2:00 PM Eastern Time

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7:00 PM Eastern Time

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Next Meeting 9/9/2020 @ 2:00 and 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Sep 9, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Sep 9, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Next Meeting of the Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut marching Society: 9/2/2020

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Next Meeting: Aug 26, 2020

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7:00 PM Eastern

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Next Meeting 7/19/2020

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Homemade Donuts: Ad Hock Meeting Tomorrow Night!

Matt writes on the Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society Facebook group:

So, Donuts…if I was to open a room on this page tomorrow in place of the meetings is anyone interested in getting together for our usual hour (both UK and US times)? There would be no sage advice from Patrick or Pat, as they have the day off, but we could still get together and share a song or story.

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No Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Society Meeting This Week

Patrick has some pretty horrific dental work happening on Wednesday, so we are not having a meeting this week.

Feel free to get together on the society’s Facebook group and host your own shindig.

We will reconvene on August 19th, minus most of Patrick’s teeth.

In other news, there apparently is a Facebook group for folks who learned to play through our video workshops. I know nothing about it, but it might be a good place to meet up with fellow frailers: Tribute to P Costello Frailing.

Ode to a Theremin!

Banjo Jack in Catonsville, Maryland writes:

Hi, Patrick –    Your video on your new Theremin and approach to playing it inspired me to send you a silly poem I wrote a few years ago. My dad made one for me when I was a kid, but I never worked to master it. This is one of a number of silly poems I posted at http://forums.familyfriendpoems.com/djackmac.   I love your videos and approach to music – keep it up!

To my knowledge there has never been
A poem about the Theremin
The what? You rightfully ask
To explain it now becomes my task
Well, to be concise
It’s an electronic device
Full of capacitors and more
Resistors and diodes and an oscillator
Two antennae make it complete
One for each hand; isn’t that neat?
(If you prefer, you may use your feet)
One controls volume, the other the pitch
It produces a sound that is eerie and rich
(But some folks find it makes them twitch)
An instrument the player doesn’t touch
You’d expect it not to sound like much
No calloused fingers or embouchure dystonia
As is typical with instruments of symphonia
It makes music not to be found
Among orchestras of renown
Not likely to hear it in a church yard 
But in sci-fi movies and the avant-garde
It should be spelled with a capital ‘t’
Since it’s the name of a man, you see
Leon Theremin lived in the Soviet Union
And started an aural revolution
Now there’s a poem about the Theremin 
My task is done, so I’m turning in.