hi rossi, check out ukbluegrass.com there, you’ll find picking sessions etc in your area, also forthcoming festivals. also, if you already play guitar, you might want to check out Bens guitar rhythm guitar tutorials, you will be able to get involved much quicker with your guitar,whilst learning the banjo. check out “dave hum” on you tube. a sensational british banjo player. look out for some discounted camping gear!! your gonna need it for next years festivals!!!. dont worry about being 47 and learning banjo, your guitar background will help no end. i’m 59 just learning guitar!!!