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London and nearby

A group for those near to London, weather you live near or just feel near spiritually. Even if you've never been to the "Great Metrolops" but feel some sort of emotional connection. Hope it helps people down south to co-ordinate a bit.

Location: London and southern England
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Exchanging info on sources of materials etc.

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Michael Baker Oct 13, 2012. 33 Replies

One of the things I thought we could do with this group is exchange information on sources of materials etc. I am a fairly recent convert to the world of CBGs so my experience is limited, but I'm…Continue

Tags: materials, sources, information, info, exchanging

Boxstock travel and places to sleep, anyone from the south east area fancy going in a goup?

Started by Barry "Backwater Jack" Nova Sep 18, 2011. 0 Replies

hows it going fellow CBGers? i want to go to Boxstock as im sure a lot of you do...theres just one problem (or rather a list of problems that il rap into one tidy package) i dont drive and im…Continue

Tags: London, Kent, boxstock

sidcup cigar box soiree

Started by Pyno. Last reply by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) Jul 23, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi everyoneFollowing the success of Brian's Newton Abbot shindig we have decided to organise the Sidcup cigar box soiree. To be held on Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Old Bexley & Sidcup…Continue

CBGs in Luton and Cambridge

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Jun 7, 2011. 6 Replies

Just a little reminder. Coming up this Friday (10th June 2011) in Luton is the legendary Chickenbone John. Details…Continue

Tags: music, festival, Camberidge, Luton, StumbleCol

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Comment by Blind Boy Fullers on January 11, 2018 at 2:31pm

Anyone from The Smoke off to Boxstock? I've just booked ticket, accommodation and train.

Comment by Alan Budgen on March 3, 2017 at 5:41pm

Hi Geoffrey! Sorry, I've been a bit distant for a while, work, builders in the house and what not. I didn't make it to Boxstock last weekend due to a minor flood at home (sorry John). I'd be happy to meet up, I'm right in the centre of town, near Moorgate. I'd be happy to have a look at your cbg, and try and give an opinion. I'm currently studying guitar building part time at CASS. I'm no expert, but might be able to help. 

Comment by ChickenboneJohn on March 3, 2017 at 1:24pm

To be brutally honest, Cigar Box Nation isn't the force it used to be. I think it's suffering from competition from Facebook, and the fact that it's not what it was when Shane was at the helm.  It seems to be a USA focussed commercial operation now, which is all well and good, but it doesn't appear to have the direction it used to. I've just run Boxstock and although I can't do a really accurate analysis of how many people came to it thru' this website, I'd guess literally a handful, maybe 5% max of the total attendance, which says a lot about the power and influence of CBN.

Comment by David L. on March 2, 2017 at 1:21pm
Parts of the site have become very quiet. Some moved to Facebook, Others moved onto other interests. The British group http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/thebritsarecoming still has some traffic passing through and would be a better place to post for UK related items, or even post on the forums - they receive most views.
Comment by geoffrey frosh on March 2, 2017 at 11:55am
.Hmmm!......not a peep from anybody, and no posts on here (apart from mine) in the last six months....
methinks this group fairly defunct....or maybe just
populated by those solely interested in their own stuff
Comment by geoffrey frosh on January 8, 2017 at 9:04am
made a cbg, a joyfull experience, can't even begin to play it(or any other instrument).....and put off because I can't seem to even begin to get a decent slide sound out of it....
I'd love to hook up, even briefly, with knowledgeable one to work out whats wrong ( with my method or my cbg) i'm based in s e london, but can travel.....
Comment by Uncle John on October 25, 2016 at 3:15pm

What happened to Leadfoot?   He was to be deployed with the British military to a  sandy location.   It has been a couple of years or so since he was heard from here.

Comment by Stu Crane AKA aboynamedstu on August 5, 2016 at 8:07am

Just got around to setting up a 3 Chords & A Lie Soundcloud.

https://soundcloud.com/3chordsandalie

Comment by Blind Boy Fullers on August 2, 2016 at 8:34am

The 5th Cambridge Cigar Box festival is this Saturday August 6, only an hour on the train from King's Cross I'll be going.

http://www.stumblecol.com/

Comment by Uncle John on January 2, 2016 at 11:28am

Hey, folks.  I am curious about Leadfoot T from Dover, I think.   Good performer/ builder called up for military deployment.   I messaged him...  Does anyone know if he came through deployment okay and or how he is doing?

 

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Exchanging info on sources of materials etc.

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Michael Baker Oct 13, 2012. 33 Replies

sidcup cigar box soiree

Started by Pyno. Last reply by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) Jul 23, 2011. 1 Reply

CBGs in Luton and Cambridge

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Jun 7, 2011. 6 Replies

Chickenbone John at MAB in Luton - Friday 10th June

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Barry "Backwater Jack" Nova May 25, 2011. 12 Replies

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