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Happy Holidays!

Greetings, banjo enthusiasts. It seems we're on a monthly rotation here at the Glory-Beaming Banjo, but I plan to step it up a bit in 2012. Nothing says "bring on the New Year" like a good old fashioned resolution. With Christmas on our doorstep, I thought I'd share with you a little old-time gift ...



In this video, you have the Striped Pig Stringband of Humboldt County, Calif., playing "Breaking Up Christmas," a lively dance tune from Southern Appalachia. Not only is this a fine rendition of the tune with some fine banjo picking, the fiddler is Colin Vance, a fine banjo maker.

So, have a listen to the video and then click the link to check out some of Vance's great banjos. Happy Holidays, and thanks for reading GBB during this inaugural year.

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