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Mark Weems's Blog (3)

G.P. Knauff's Virginia Reels For Old-Time Banjo!

O.K. finally out after 7 years! 30 tunes published in 1839 in banjo tab. Wonderful Foreword by Thistle & Shamrock's Fiona Ritchie! Tab has both minstrel period tuning and modern pitch tunings for clawhammer players. Get yours right here: https://www.earlybanjotraditions.com/books

I also have a few new copies of Brigg's Book that I found recently. Once they are gone that's it!…


Added by Mark Weems on June 26, 2019 at 3:09pm — 10 Comments

"Joe Sweeney" by Karl Denver

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


Added by Mark Weems on December 1, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Rob Morrison in Chapel Hill, Mark Weems in Durham

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

Added by Mark Weems on May 21, 2011 at 10:16am — 11 Comments


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