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Marek Bennett
  • Henniker, NH
  • United States
  • several years
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Marek Bennett left a comment for Al Smitley
"Hi Al... How's your songster work going?  Will you be @ AEBG next week?  Hope to see you there & converse over some thrummin' guts... ~ M"
Jun 12, 2015
Marek Bennett commented on Samurai banjo's photo
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The Black Ship minstrel show Japan All performance in 1854

"Thanks for dating & posting these!  Very useful... "
Jun 12, 2015
Marek Bennett replied to Andy Chase's discussion Blue Eagle Jail
"So glad to find this research -- Thanks Andy! We're using this tune in the STORM scene for our live soundtrack of "When Lincoln Paid"."
Mar 13, 2015
Marek Bennett replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Mary Blaine Lyrics
"Hi Tim ~  I've been looking into this one, too -- Bodleian Library (Oxford) lists several versions, including this intriguing adaptation for the Uncle Tom Show market:  ~ M"
Jan 27, 2015
Al Smitley left a comment for Marek Bennett
"Marek, Regarding your publication, "Civil War Songster", which I purchased at Antietam....  I've been working on something along that line and wonder if you might me willing to converse about copyright issues.  How might we…"
Oct 27, 2014
Marek Bennett replied to Samurai banjo's discussion I found unconfirmed Yokohama minstrel tune in 1854.
"MIT has an online gallery of portraits from Perry's mission ( http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/black_ships_and_samurai/gallery/index.htm ;), including these two related images by Japanese artists:"
Oct 2, 2014
Marek Bennett left a comment for Bob Kilham
"Hi Bob ~ Looking forward to yr. concert at Concord Thursday.  I believe you know my fellow callithumpian, Mr. W. Pringle of Bradford. ~ M"
Aug 27, 2014
Marek Bennett liked Bob Kilham's profile
Aug 27, 2014
Marek Bennett and Elaine Masciale are now friends
Jun 25, 2014
Marek Bennett left a comment for John Masciale
"Hmmm... Wonder if we ought to work up a concert version of "Oh Lud Buffalo Gals"...?"
Jun 25, 2014
John Masciale left a comment for Marek Bennett
"Marek, that is a danger to that piece, although it is a lot of fun to play.  Here is a video of me playing with some friends.  I almost launched into Arkansas Traveler. …"
Jun 25, 2014
Marek Bennett left a comment for John Masciale
"John ~ Thanks to you, I can't get the "Arkansas Turkey Traveler in the Straw" out of my head. Thanks a lot.  Good to meet you... ~ M"
Jun 24, 2014
Marek Bennett is now friends with John Masciale, Andy Chase, Al Smitley and 3 more
Jun 24, 2014
Marek Bennett left a comment for Paul Draper
"Great to meet you, too Paul... and to hear your fine playing on several different instruments!"
Jun 23, 2014
Paul Draper left a comment for Marek Bennett
"Hi Marek - it was great you and Woody could make it. I really enjoyed your singing and playing -- hope to catch you guys again sometime before next year!"
Jun 23, 2014
Strumelia and Marek Bennett are now friends
Jun 23, 2014

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
From Terry Bell
How long have you played banjo?
several years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Terry Bell's Boucher minstrel kit + 5-string Gold Tone + El Cheapo Silvertone w/ original genuine chipboard pot

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 10:23am on June 23, 2014, Wes Merchant said…

You did a great job yesterday. Sadly there were so many folks that I didn't get a chance to meet and share tunes with, so many tunes so little time...

At 7:37pm on June 23, 2014, Paul Draper said…
Hi Marek - it was great you and Woody could make it. I really enjoyed your singing and playing -- hope to catch you guys again sometime before next year!
At 10:54am on June 25, 2014, John Masciale said…

Marek, that is a danger to that piece, although it is a lot of fun to play.  Here is a video of me playing with some friends.  I almost launched into Arkansas Traveler.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152477261395056&set=vb.641765055&type=2&theater

At 10:40am on October 27, 2014, Al Smitley said…

Marek, Regarding your publication, "Civil War Songster", which I purchased at Antietam....  I've been working on something along that line and wonder if you might me willing to converse about copyright issues.  How might we exchange email addresses?

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