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For enthusiasts of early banjo
Sweeney Convergence Living History at the Cabin.
Joe Ayers & Mark Weems, Sweeney Convergence, 2018
Appomattox Courthouse Tavern Porch during the Joel Walker Sweeney Convergence, 2018.
http://www.earlybanjotraditions.com/ Written by Dan Emmett of the Virginia Minstrels in 1843. Playe…
Published in 1855. An early temperance song written by an alcoholic.
Listed as "Virginian" by Scottish publisher James Aird in his -"A Selection of Scotch, English, Iri…
Gettin' jiggy wid the beeswax!
Played on an 1850's James Ashborn reproduction.
Mark Weems playing one of my banjos at my booth at the @014 NC State Fair Village of Yesteryear.
Use headphones or speakers for full effect. A whole cut in the side like an Udu drum really makes t…
Nov 18, 2017
The rain made playing our period banjos and tambo impossible, but we still had fun.
Nov 9, 2017
Nov 5, 2017
From James Aird's Collection, 1780's.
Oct 25, 2017
A lovely tune collected in Southside, Virginia, late 18th century.
Oct 21, 2017
4 String Gourd Banjo, Ashborn Parlor Guitar (c.1850), Tambourine, Shakere, Whistle.
Oct 15, 2017
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