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Dennis Teeth and a Tiny Saw

October 1, 2023

Guy Bellingham, otherwise known as Dennis Teeth, was a member of the Hot Potato Syncopators until they disbanded last year. They were a fun vaudeville type act out of England, and they played at ukulele festivals around England. Mr. Bellingham is an excellent ukulele and saw player. In the following […]

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Festival Winner And Fun For Everyone!

August 4, 2023

Hi everyone! The 2023 International Musical Saw Festival was another great success this year. There was a potluck, contest, music, great company, and unbridled enthusiasm for the saw. This wonderful event has been going on for over 40 years. If you ever get the chance to attend, don’t miss it. […]

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Saw Festival! It’s early this year!

July 16, 2023

Hi everyone! The annual saw festival in Felton is a couple of weeks early this year. Check out the note below from Kenny Blacklock with specifics. It’s only two weeks away!   Dear Musical Saw Players and Friends, Our annual street jam will take place on Saturday, July 29, from […]

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Marlene Dietrich and the Saw

April 22, 2023

Marlene Dietrich was a Hollywood icon known for her beauty, unusual voice, and captivating performances. However, many fans of the German actress and singer may be surprised to learn that she was also an accomplished musician, with a talent for the musical saw. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, […]

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“The Swan” on the Saw and How to Make A Glass Harp

March 7, 2023

In addition to people who play saws, there are people who play water glasses. Robert Tiso is an excellent glass harp player, and here you can hear him with Felice Pantone playing “The Swan” from the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. It’s a beautiful combination of two unusual […]

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Original Hillbillies

January 10, 2023

The North Carolina Jazz Band, otherwise known as The Original Hillbillies, starred in this Vitaphone short, which came out in March of 1929. They perform several songs including “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny,”  “By the Old Oaken Bucket,” and “Wasn’t She a Dandy?” The saw is at the beginning […]

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