We‘ve written and talked in the past about musical words like aria, jazz, rock and country singers, classical musicians, and opera and operetta and Broadway musical names, but we’ve never looked at the music instruments themselves. Some we’ve found are as common as Viola, others as rare and exotic as Ciaramella.
When Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths chose the name of this bluegrass instrument for her son, it caused a certain amount of headshaking. Her motivation became clearer when it was cited as an honor name for one of Australia’s national poets, Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson.
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