The Highlight of this week was found on Scott Miller's bonedrymusic.com website and is the band with the animated rhythm bones player from the movie Mary Poppins. It would be nice is we knew the rhythm bones player's real name. ...

New member, Dennis Devine, saw Percy Danforth play at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival, and said he did not realize his importance at that time. He found this photograph and a great recording of Percy playing both from the Festival at the website of...

In 1999, after returning from Bones Fest II, I used my Internet skills and found 100 websites searching for "rhythm bones" (today 15,000+). One person I discovered was Abner Jay, but I was unable to find enough about his rhythm bones playing to write an...

Rowan mentioned me in passing during our Virtual Bones Fest. I was surprised. The funny thing about it to me is that that day was my only visit to the Colorado Renaissance Festival. In the Renaissance Faire circuit, the Colorado event was well known, but I...

The Bush Music Club, based in Sydney, is the oldest folk club in Australia and, arguably, one of the oldest folk clubs in the world. It has been actively promoting Australian folk traditions for over 60 years. Club member Sandra Nixon sent a...

There are only two current rhythm bones contests, a Bones & Spoons contest sponsored by the National Traditional Country Music Festival and the All-Ireland Bones Competition in Abvbeyfeale Ireland. The last item on this page about a 1927 contest suggests that there must have been...