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Neshaminy Civil War Re-enactment 2013

Camptown Shakers played at this reenactment this past weekend. Early Sunday morning my friend Rich Mendoza asked if he could record a few minutes of banjo music for the beginning of a video he was shooting of the event. I had literally just got my Bell banjo out of its wrappings and it was very cold and windy out (dry though!). My stiff fingers wouldn't cooperate with the first couple of jigs I tried to play. But I managed to get the Camptown Hornpipe followed by Alabama Joe. The video itself gives a great picture of what goes on at at mid-size Civil War reenactment. Oh, and Dan'l, spare the comments on anachronisms, I offer this for entertainment not necessarily edumaction. Dave

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Comment by Matthew Mickletz on April 23, 2013 at 7:04am
Saw me a few times, but only a quick second or two. haha
Comment by Carl Anderton on April 23, 2013 at 4:32pm

Dave, you sound damn good for first thing in the cold morning.  You sound good for any time, actually.

Comment by Wes Merchant on April 24, 2013 at 6:35pm

I enjoyed that thanks. The views of the soldiers ding the manual of arms reminded me of this clip from a GAR event 1929. At about 5:00 min. in an old soldier in uniform shows his version

http://mirc.sc.edu/fedora/repository/usc%3A1996

Comment by Wes Merchant on April 24, 2013 at 6:45pm

Comment by Steve Jeter on April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm

love the way you sound!  I wish I had been there , looks like fun

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