The Banjo’s Journey

The Traditions Festival was a special event of workshops, dance, music and talks based on cultural ritual and its effects on our sense of self.

I gave a presentation called The Banjo’s tracing the history of the banjo from it’s roots in Africa up to how I am using it to help connect modern Londoners to their Music Hall heritage.

You can see my demonstrating the gourd banjo here.

This is the video of the event. You can see me talking about Tom Paley, the legendary old time musician who lives just up the road to where the show was held. We are surrounded by tradition wherever we go, and we continue to make it whatever we do.

Traditions Exhibition from Amanda Whittington-Walsh on Vimeo.