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2018 Joel Sweeney & the Banjo Convergence at Appomattox Court House NHP Sep.7-9

Welcome Banjo Friends Old & New!
to the finest Early Banjo festival to be held on the stomping grounds of the "Paganini of the Banjo," the "Pied Piper of Appomattox," home of Ole Joe Sweeney himself (along with those banjoists from whom he learned.)
11 out of 10 past participants agree that they had the proverbial "time of their {banjo playing} life" at the Sweeney Convergences past.
So do join us:
There is period camping available on the grounds at Appomattox Court House NHP & hotel accommodations to be had less than 3 miles from the site.
Here's the schedule so far!
FRI
Arrival/ Check in Friday after 12PM. 
Friday afternoon program/ workshop "Beyond Briggs" by Paul Draper (tentative)
Joel cemetery gathering 6ish?
Group Meal together?
SAT
ALL day public event Saturday (9-5). THIS year we will have FEWER to NO presentations throughout the day meaning there would be MORE simply playing THROUGHOUT the village in smaller permutations of the Convergence gang WITH a public concert sometime DURING the Park's regular hours AND most likely NOT LATER.
A group meal AND JAM at the historic Charles Sweeney cabin (closed to the general public.)
SUN: 
Planning session for next year then
Playing as you'd like is encouraged THROUGHOUT the Park.

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