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Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.

GUEST,Mike Yates 12 Mar 18 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Mike Yates 12 Mar 18 - 10:46 AM
TheSnail 12 Mar 18 - 03:45 PM
GUEST,Mike Yates 13 Mar 18 - 05:39 AM
sian, west wales 15 Mar 18 - 10:21 PM
GUEST,Mike Yates 18 Mar 18 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,Jane McGrath 17 Apr 18 - 03:08 AM
GUEST,Mike Yates 19 Apr 18 - 05:29 AM
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Subject: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:58 AM

There is a track - "Scotch Broth" - on the CD "Gay Life in Dikanka - R. Crumb's Old-Time Favourites" (Bakhall BAKCD0029) played by the Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band. It was apparently recorded in 1934. But, try as I might, I am unable to find anything out about this band. Who were they? What else did they record? Any help would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 10:46 AM

I should have added that the recording was made by English Decca and that the conductor was one Edward McGrath.


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Subject: RE: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: TheSnail
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 03:45 PM

You could try contacting the BMG Federation.
They are also on Facebook and Twitter.


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Subject: RE: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 05:39 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried them some time ago, but without success. Will try again.


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Subject: RE: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: sian, west wales
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 10:21 PM

You might try contacting Fflur Gwyn at National Museum of Wales There also might be someone at the National Screen & Sound Archive who could help.

sian


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Subject: RE: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 06:14 AM

Thanks Sian for this suggestion. I have found out that the band were on the radio in 1934 and that their leader, Edward McGrath, worked in the Vauxhall factory in Cardiff, before moving to Luton. They were still shown as active in 1936 in a directory.


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Subject: RE: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: GUEST,Jane McGrath
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 03:08 AM

Edward was my grandfather. He worked in the Vauxhall factory in Luton after leaving Cardiff.


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Subject: RE: Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band.
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 19 Apr 18 - 05:29 AM

Jane, do you know anything about your grandfather and the band? I would love to write something about them. Do you have any photographs?


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