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Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence, 2015

Event Details

Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence, 2015

Time: May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Location: Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park
City/Town: Appomatox, Virginia
Website or Map: http://www.nps.gov/apco/index…
Phone: 919.477.2780
Event Type: banjo, gathering
Organized By: Mark Weems
Latest Activity: Jun 6, 2015

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Event Description

Calling all early banjo, fiddle, guitar, tambo, and bones players to save the date for the second Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence! We will once again gather on the beautiful grounds of the Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park, where Sweeney was born and  learned to play the banjo, for some merry music making and fun. This year will be much less formal in structure than the 2013 event, as we plan to keep lectures to a minimum and banjo stroking to a maximum! The National Historic Park, via Minstrel Banjo member David Wooldridgend us cheap accommodations in a house very close to the park.  Here we can bunk down and have access to toilet and kitchen facilities. In exchange, we will have the opportunity to provide a little concert of period music for their visitors. Period dress is of course suggested, but not required. I will post more info as the event develops. Feel free to contact me with any questions.   

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Comment by Mark Weems on June 2, 2015 at 10:05pm

A big thank you to all who attended the Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence this past weekend. I'm still all pumped up about the weekend and can hardly wait for the next one! I have several videos from the concert but do not want to post them without permission. Please let me know if you would like to see them. Thanks.

Comment by Paul Draper on June 3, 2015 at 1:17pm
Fine by me if you want...
Comment by Andy Chase on June 3, 2015 at 4:46pm

Sounds like a real fine time.  Does it seem likely this will continue to be a biennial event?  

Comment by Mark Weems on June 3, 2015 at 6:07pm

We are planning for it to become an annual event in the Fall.

Comment by Scott Danneker on June 6, 2015 at 9:40pm

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this Fall.


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