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FOY BARNES
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  • ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
  • Antigua and Barbuda
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FOY BARNES replied to Pan Times's discussion Hell’s Gate pan yard vandalised
"Hi Stove, I am so sorry to hear about this pathetic act of cowardice. You and the guys will rise above this senseless act of vandalism. I know that it is approaching the start of the carnival season and do sincerely hope that the band can use this…"
May 3, 2014
FOY BARNES commented on Pan Times's video
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First Steelpan Recording, 'Lion-Oh' Hell Yard SteelBand & the Roaring Lion1940

"Hi Brenda, thanks for the clarification. However, because it is pan and it came out of Trinidad, the connotation is that it is the first ever. That's all! Thanks again."
Nov 14, 2013
FOY BARNES commented on Pan Times's video
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First Steelpan Recording, 'Lion-Oh' Hell Yard SteelBand & the Roaring Lion1940

"Hi Glenroy, First let me say that I HAVE NO NEED OR DESIRE TO MEASURE OR COMPARE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. ALL I AM SAYING IS THAT THERE IS TOO MANY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PAN AND WHO DID WHAT WHEN. I do not really understand the last sentence of your comment.…"
Nov 14, 2013
FOY BARNES commented on Pan Times's video
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First Steelpan Recording, 'Lion-Oh' Hell Yard SteelBand & the Roaring Lion1940

"Hi Glenroy, I am quite pleased that you remembered the first steelbeand that you heard on the radio was BRUTE FORCE. It boggles my mind that so much of the true history of pan is unknown to the experts. As far as a parallel development in Antigua,…"
Nov 13, 2013
FOY BARNES commented on Pan Times's video
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First Steelpan Recording, 'Lion-Oh' Hell Yard SteelBand & the Roaring Lion1940

"The information provided here is NOT CORRECT. It is a known fact that the first ever recording of a steelband came out of Antigua. The band was BRUTE FORCE STEELBAND. As a matter of fact that information was shared here on this forum a few years ago…"
Nov 7, 2013
FOY BARNES replied to Pan Times's discussion "Symphony in G" versus "Pan in A Minor"
"Hi Noah, thanks for the info you provided. I did not know about the music score from Panyard Inc. Strangely enough I had the CD you mentioned but no longer do . I took over a school pan program that Ray Holman was running out here in Seattle and one…"
Nov 7, 2013
FOY BARNES replied to Pan Times's discussion "Symphony in G" versus "Pan in A Minor"
"Not having a Panorama the year Symphony in G came out, adversely impacted its long-term appeal and acceptance as a masterpiece. There have been some good pan renditions of the piece but in my opinion nothing of a panorama standard rendition.…"
Nov 6, 2013
FOY BARNES replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SPONSORS AND STEELBAND.
"Cecil, this will not happen in a month with all Sundays. Steelbands have not proven to anyone that they can make money. That is the bottom line. Also, I am not sure if a business can even claim sponsorship of a steelband as a legitimate tax…"
Oct 24, 2013
FOY BARNES replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SPONSORS AND STEELBAND.
"Hi Cecil, the UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND (UNCF) ran a campaign years ago with what I considered to be one of the great slogans of all times. It said, 'We are not asking for hand-outs, just a hand." If the pan world would embrace this line…"
Oct 22, 2013
FOY BARNES replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SPONSORS AND STEELBAND.
"Hi Ghostly One, as always great input. You have really hit the nail squarely on the head with Sonny's belief that sponsorship creates dependency. From different commentaries I have heard, the consensus of opinion seems to be that sponsors money…"
Oct 21, 2013
Ian Franklin left a comment for FOY BARNES
"Hello Foy, I have been in Trinidad since June and I do not know when I will be in Florida. Congratulations on your new employ. I will keep in touch. My number in T&T Cell (868) 316-9483 or Home (868) 624-9317. Thanks, Ian Today is part 2 of the…"
Oct 20, 2013
FOY BARNES left a comment for Ian Franklin
"Hi Ian, good to hear from you. I reached out to you a few weeks ago as I was going down to Ft,Lauderdale on a job interview. I was recruited by some headhunter about an architectural position. I did get the job so I will be relocating to Ft.…"
Oct 20, 2013
FOY BARNES replied to Alex Ridge's discussion Help: The inside F. Low C Tenor
"Alex, I think that you have hit the mark. It sounds like the old preference question. Do you prefer a note that rings or a note with superior tonal quality. Another thing could be the tuner himself. I know that Mappo is one of the top dogs in…"
Oct 20, 2013
FOY BARNES left a comment for Leonard Mussington
"Hi Len, Foy here, this is long overdue but I just came across the DBL. SECONDS ASSOC. last night for the first time. It does not look like there is too much activity there. I would leave my number, but it is going to change in a few days as I am…"
Oct 20, 2013
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Oct 20, 2013
FOY BARNES replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SPONSORS AND STEELBAND.
"GLENROY, I must say that I am truly surprised by your comments. Two years ago I was preaching the idea of running steelbands as legitimate businesses and you made it your duty to rake me over the coals. One of your comments even referred to the idea…"
Oct 20, 2013

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At 3:01pm on October 20, 2013, Ian Franklin said…

Hello Foy, I have been in Trinidad since June and I do not know when I will be in Florida. Congratulations on your new employ. I will keep in touch. My number in T&T

Cell (868) 316-9483 or Home (868) 624-9317.

Thanks,

Ian

Today is part 2 of the prelims at Pan In Beautiful XII.

At 12:11am on October 20, 2013, Ian Franklin said…

Hello Foy, How are thanks in the North West?

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