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Mark Weems
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  • Durham, NC
  • United States
  • 21 years
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Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Danneker Mar 1. 1 Reply

Dates are set for September 8-10th for this year at Appomattox Courthouse, Va.  Mark your calenders! Details from David Wooldridge to follow soon.Continue

Early Banjo Traditions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Ely Smith Dec 12, 2016. 3 Replies

http://www.earlybanjotraditions.com/A great place to find Early Banjo Cd's, Books, or Lessons!Continue

A Merry Sweeney Christmas!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Taggart Dec 25, 2015. 15 Replies

Just in time for the Holiday's. You can now get both the tab/notation book The Music of Old Joe Sweeny and the newly released CD Ole Virginy Break Down! The Music of Old Joe Sweeny, for the special…Continue

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Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's video
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Dar He Goes, Oh Dat's HIm!

"Wanna hear this again!   =8-o"
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Jacalyn Thomas commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"My camp chair came today from c-c sutlery. I am very pleased with it. It is a comfortable height and light weight and no assembly required."
20 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"I love the schedule!  It offers some cool various activity options, while still allowing plenty of flexible time for socializing and PLAYING.  :) I'm looking forward to the period dance and I hope others in our banjo group will join…"
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D. Wooldridge commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"All You Might Need to Know about this Year's Sweeney Convergence! Greeetings Banjoists All! Period style camping is available from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Firewood will be available if needed. Overnighting in historic structures…"
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Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Hey Dave & Mark- For those of us just with cars, without campsites... will there be any place for us to safely stash our banjos during things like dinner break, concert, or presentations, etc?  Or will we have to carry our instruments with…"
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Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Just sayin;... I'm real glad the date got changed to Sept.  Last year, it was on the same weekend as the local University graduation... the whole town was booked up and the hotel rates were sky high for fri-sunday.  This year…"
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D. Wooldridge is attending Mark Weems's event
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Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017 at Appomattox Courthouse National HIstoric Park

September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Schedule to follow soon!See More
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Mark Weems commented on Tom Berghan's video
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Carulli, Opus 241 No 5 Berghan

"I just finished learning this tune a few days ago myself Tom! Wish you could come to the Sweeney Convergence and we could do a duet!"
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Sor, Opus 35 No 17, Berghan

"Wow! Excellent looking guitar and sound!"
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Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Mark, Are there any new tunes outside of the old standards that you would suggest we work on?"
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Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Paul- the $111 is for: the $139 room but at the "advancePay/NoRefund/noCancelations price The $109 looks like the $139 room but with the BanjoGroup $30 discount Mark was talking about.Same room- the Standard room w/ 2 queen beds. We need to…"
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Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"BTW: The $192.45 price includes tax, fees, &c."
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Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Alas, 'non-refundable.'  I won't make the same mistake next year. Thanks though."
Saturday
Jacalyn Thomas commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Scott, you may want to cancel and check out Trivago. They have the rooms at $65 a night. Even with taxes added I think it would be less."
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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How long have you played banjo?
21 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bob Flesher Sam Sweeney, Pete Ross 4 string Mande Banza, Will Fielding Rooster, Mike Ramsey Special

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"Joe Sweeney" by Karl Denver

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

Just stumbled upon this - a real gas from the past! (1961)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlW1QhHFH1A&feature=related

Rob Morrison in Chapel Hill, Mark Weems in Durham

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 10:16am 11 Comments

Rob, two players within 15 miles and we don't know each other? please get in touch!

Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 9:28pm on April 27, 2011, Tim Twiss said…
Hi Mark. Welcome to the site. I think I saw you played Harpers Jig on youtube?? 
At 10:54am on May 13, 2011, Carl Anderton said…
At 3:03pm on July 13, 2011, Rob Morrison said…

Mark--

Even though I've been on this website for almost a year, I'm still trying to figure out how it works.  I just noticed your request. Looking forward to seeing Mr. Ayers.

At 12:21pm on February 26, 2013, Tim Twiss said…

Mark...want to do another vocal group number this year?

At 9:25pm on February 26, 2013, Mark Weems said…

Okay Tim, but I want to do something on my gourd as well.

At 3:26pm on February 27, 2013, Tim Twiss said…

Great. But if you would clarify your comment about the gourd...I don't see the connection...or conflict, if any.

At 11:17am on June 26, 2013, razyn said…

Following up our brief conversation at AEBGVI -- if we need to discuss further any of the actual southern stuff (as distinguished from its imitation by Yankees for comic effect), I'm here.  And the guy I was trying to recall with a New Orleans mulatto background was Picayune Butler.  There are probably archived arguments about him here somewhere, between (mainly) me and Carl Anderton.  We do that from time to time, keeps us young at heart.

At 9:56pm on September 6, 2013, Wayne Bartlett said…

No kidding!  We're transplants--I retired out of the AF at Maxwell, then my wife got a job teaching at U of Montevallo.  She's not there anymore, though.  I think you mean Mr. Tedrow's place, you bet--he's still driving that 1933 Ford too. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Tedrows-Homewood-MusicTedrow-Concertinas/78954626217

At 9:45am on September 4, 2014, Kevin Gosner said…

Mark, What a nice to surprise to get a note from you!  I am still working on those songs from Swannanoa, enjoying your book and also finding so much good stuff from you and others on YouTube. Best to both you and Julee.

At 4:22am on October 31, 2014, Christine Bell said…

I am having trouble purchasing a copy of your book The Music of Old Joe Sweeny: Father of the Five-String Banjo & American Popular Music any suggestions please?

Thanks.

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