image for Music item typeDamien O’Kane & Ron Block at The Exchange Twickenham

Music, Wed 1 Jul 2020

Address

75 London Road,
Twickenham,
TW1 1BE

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The humble banjo has long been the brunt of innumerable jokes. So here goes:

“What do you get if you cross an American bluegrass banjo and an Irish tenor banjo?” In the case of Coleraine’s Damien O’Kane and California’s Ron Block you get fireworks – and a spectacular debut duo album, released July 2018, that is probably nothing like you could imagine. Banjo players can be almost apologetic about the instrument popularised in America with its origins in West Africa. Block himself has been known to jokingly describe the instrument as the ‘high school chick repellent’. But on either side of the Atlantic O’Kane and Block decided to stop laughing at banjo jokes – and learn how to play one – and wow!

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 1 Jul 2020 20:00

Prices

£12.00-£15.00

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