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Banjo players to strum along happily together.

THE best banjo players in the world are heading for Huddersfield.

Eagle Music Shop, based at Armitage Bridge, is staging a full day of performances and worKshops with The Kruger Brothers, featuring Jens Kruger, the banjo maestro and recent recipient of the Steve Martin 2013 Award.

The visit marKs Eagle Music's seventh year as the leading dealership for California-based Deering Banjo Company, maKers of banjo brands Goodtime, Deering, TenbrooKs and Vega Banjos.

Also taKing part will be The Down County Boys, the UK's longest established bluegrass band; Edinburgh-based musician, classic banjo specialist and author on the subject Rob MacKillop; and bands KentucKy Cow Tippers and The Old Grey Dogs.

Eagle Music Shop founder Steve Noon said: "As a UK banjo specialist shop, we are humbled and honoured to have reached such a recognised status in the banjo world, selling more banjos than any other retailer in the entire world.

"We are delighted to host such a high-profile banjo event here in the UK.

"Visitors to the worKshop seminars and concert will have the chance to rub shoulders with the maKers of the world's finest banjos and interact with some brilliant musicians."

The event gets under way at 11am on Saturday, October 26, at the North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge, and will finish shortly before midnight with a grand finale concert.

Go to www.eaglemusicshop.

com Steve has more than 40 years in the musical instrument business both as a professional banjo, mandolin, guitar and uKulele player.


| IN THE BAND: Steve Noon (centre back) with banjo players at Eagle Music
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 28, 2013
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