Another of Sweeny's songs, published by Henry Prentiss, Boston, 1840. In all likelihood, this piece is another one that Joe brought into the tradition from his own southside Virginia culture.
© 2023 Created by John Masciale. Powered by
I love this!- what a great sound you three have!!
Agreed. I love the ensemble sound of banjo, bones, and concertina. You guys sound really good here.
Real nice guys. Love hearing this tune.
Dan'l, I don't know all that much about playing in ENSEMBLE. We was playing in the CEMETERY. In the WIND. In OXFORD, North Carolina. "Ensemble" has right smart of a Frenchified ring to it. Would that be in Looziana?
Everybody, please understand that my "ensemble" comment was merely a light-hearted joke. Mark informs me that there has been a bit of serious discussion going on here that might have folks' feelings sensitive. One reason we enjoy playing "Ole Virginny Breakdown" is that it is a comical nonsense song. We're gratified that this video seems to be enjoyed here in that light-hearted spirit.
Thank you Sirs and Madam,
I quite like a concertina myself. We were missing our usual guitarist however.