Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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A.N. Chase posted a video

Sugar in the Gourd

By James Buckley, from his 1868 book.
14 minutes ago
Paul Draper posted a video

Violet Mazurka

Buckley, 1860. Played on a J. C. Bertolle "Dexter" in A/E.
23 minutes ago
Scott Danneker commented on D. Wooldridge's photo
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Rob Mohr replied to D. Wooldridge's discussion Reduced Rate for those Wanting a Hotel for the 2018 Appomattox Court House Sweeney Convergence
"Thanks for the invite, Tom!! I'll swing it by my wife and see what we have going."
yesterday
Tom Taggart replied to D. Wooldridge's discussion Reduced Rate for those Wanting a Hotel for the 2018 Appomattox Court House Sweeney Convergence
"Hey Rob, I live in Gainesville. We should get together sometime. I am planning on trying primitive camping on site this year, planning on arriving sometime Friday, hopefully around noonish. I have room in my tent for you if you want to crash…"
yesterday
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david caron posted a discussion

Medleys

Hey all,I don't play the minstrel banjo as often as I do other styles, but I've been in a "minstrel" kind of mood lately. I find that a lot of the songs on their own can get kind of repetitive, so I began trying to mix things up a little bit by trying to play minstrel medleys. What are some of your favorite combinations? See More
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James Pentecost liked D. Wooldridge's photo
Tuesday
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Joel Sweeney & the Banjo Festival 2018

"Awesome poster!! Will those be for sale? It'd look great in my music room to commemorate my first convergence."
Tuesday
D. Wooldridge posted a photo

Joel Sweeney & the Banjo Festival 2018

The Public Portion of the Sweeney Convergence on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Monday
Tom Taggart liked david caron's video
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Monday
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Monday
Paul Draper liked Timothy Twiss's discussion Tutors, TABS, and Tunes
Monday
Timothy Twiss posted a discussion

Tutors, TABS, and Tunes

I have the website in pretty good working condition with a lot of stuff that may be useful to the community. Drop by for a visit. Open for suggestions and comments.www.timtwiss.comSee More
Monday
david caron posted videos
Sunday
Scott Danneker commented on D. Wooldridge's event Joel Sweeney Convergence
"I will be sleeping on-site in my car during the event, but I will be setting up my simple CW A-frame by the "campfire."   It is available on first-come-first-serve basis to any who may wish to reside within during the event.…"
Saturday
 
 
 

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