Friday, March 27, 2009

Aims of IBARD

First and foremost, the aims are to promote Banjo in all it's incarnations. 4,5,6,or12 strings. Long or short necks. Akonting, or other African banjo relatives,banjo-lele, cello banjo, gourd, grain measure, cookie-tin or up to the moment space-age design. All types and styles of music played in all known or heretofore unknown styles.
Second, to encourage the public expression of Banjo by hosting or attending banjo gatherins and events on OUR VERY OWN HOLLIDAY, IBARD. Such events could be public or by invitation,. We understand that not all of us have the space for all the celebrants who might choose to attend. Inclusion of players of other instruments are left to the discretion of the organizer. It's your event, you make the call.
A few remarks might be in order, if a suitable speaker attends, but the main thing is to get together and play some banjo. It would be hoped that at least one banjo player will attend each event.
Send me word of your intended event, and if you wish it to be posted here, it will be.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Here's the Proclamation that instituted International Banjo Appreciation and Recognition Day:

Whereas, it having been IGNORED for too many years by the various Congresses, Parliaments, Presidents, Kings, Dictators,&c, And Whereas, All like-minded Banjo-loving persons, dogs, cats, birds amphibians,reptiles,etc are in concordance on this being necessary to the well-being of banjo players, makers, fans,and humanity in general, And Whereas, no other persons, dogs cats, amphibians or reptiles have seen fit to step up and do what needs doing, All of us Banjo Hangerouters do hereby DECLARE and DECREE that there shall henceforth and forever be An International BANJO APPRECIATION and RECOGNITION DAY, or Days, date or dates to be decided by consent of those Hangerouters joining in this DECLARATION. Herein subscribed by my two-finger style of OLDE TYME TYPING on This Eighth Day Of October, in the year of 2008. Can I get an AMEN on that? Now, go pick one in honor of this momentous occasion.


Greetings, Y'all. Paul on this end. You are looking at the home of International Banjo Appreciation and Recognition Day. SAAALUTE! This all started on the Banjo Hangout several months ago. It was suggested, discussed and decided that a day should be set aside for such a noble undertaking, and it appeared that the various governments had dropped the ball. Later, I'll post the Original Proclamation on here, and see if a dog catcher or other government official can be found to endorse our Day Of Celebration. The day chosen is the 3rd Saturday of June, each year, commencing with the First Official IBARD on June 20,2009.