Time: May 13, 2016 at 6pm to May 15, 2016 at 2pm
Location: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Street: Route 24
City/Town: Appomattox, Virginia
Website or Map: http://www.nps.gov/apco
Phone: (434) 352-8987 X. 236
Event Type: learning/, sharing/, performing
Organized By: David Wooldridge and Mark Weems
Latest Activity: May 16, 2016
Early banjo, fiddle, guitar, tambo, and bones players- have at you all!
Save the date for the 3rd Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence! Once again we shall gather on the beautiful grounds of Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park; the "groud zero" for early banjo music.
For it was along the humble banks of the Appomattox river where Joel Sweeney and his myriad of musical kith & kin lived and learned the banjo!!
Brought to you by the North Carolina School of Traditional Music and the National Park Service at Appomattox Court House NHP, this event is both a chance for learning and sharing amongst early banjo enthusiasts as well as an opportunity to perform for the public in the historic village just as Joel did some 175 years ago!!
There is the possibility for period camping ON-SITE this year as well.
For the banjo appreciative public, there will be presentations throughtout the day, film screenings, and tours to Sweeney sites throughout the Park and an abundance of banjo music!.
Inquiries to this post will be answered with all deliberate speed and veracity as details become solidified.
For those who wish to share their banjo research and/ or revelations with the general public, there are a few slots available among the day long programming to be held at the Park's visitor center.
For those who are versed in the art of the design & manufacture of the blessed banjo, there is space at the Park planned for you to exhibit your craftsmanship!
Dress of the period is encouraged but not required.
For further information, feel free to correspond with:
David Wooldridge (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR
Mark Weems (email@example.com)