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    hmmm...Lucy Long's parasol only cost her suitor...

    hmmm...Lucy Long's parasol only cost her suitor 18 pence.
    Dave Culgan - Camptown Shakers
  2. Thread: Bodhrans

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    Eric, I think the guy was looking for information...

    Eric, I think the guy was looking for information about a percussion instrument and your rant neglected to mention the most common ones: rhythm bones (as previously mentioned by Silas), and the...
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    Boston Catlines, varnished.

    Boston Catlines, varnished.
  4. That's great stuff Jay. I didn't know what a...

    That's great stuff Jay. I didn't know what a specimen book was before, but now I know and I really like this one. And I also learned " You have to watch these ere printers pretty close for they're...
  5. That looks great Jay, what an advertisement! We...

    That looks great Jay, what an advertisement! We could make up some great posters for the band with this. Dave Culgan, Camptown Shakers
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    Hi Matt, not much to spend your scrip on but for...

    Hi Matt, not much to spend your scrip on but for what it's worth the Camptown Shakers will be set up on sutler row playing the old favorites. Dave
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    Bonnie Blue Flag on flutina

    Here's another example of flutina accordeon playing - "The Bonnie Blue Flag" as I remembered it from "Gods & Generals" soundtrack featuring the 2nd South Carolina band. A few mistakes here and there...
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    If you are a facebook user there are a lot of...

    If you are a facebook user there are a lot of pictures posted on The Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia facebook page. They seem to be a mix of reenactor participants and members...
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    For what its worth I strum the banjo in a civil...

    For what its worth I strum the banjo in a civil war string band. A few years ago, when I was thinking of looking into adding some guitar sounds to band, I started watching these Republic guitars on...
  10. Thread: Banjo Tunes

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    If you are interested in playing, or learning to...

    If you are interested in playing, or learning to play the banjo in the style of the period you should check out the minstrel banjo forum at http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/. I don't recall if there is...
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    I had thought that the music from these...

    I had thought that the music from these relatively fragile instruments might be lost to time and even as I play my own antique instrument I worry that one day I will just pull it apart. Fortunately I...
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    Civil War accordeon video

    Many folks have wondered what the Civil War era French accordeons (a.k.a. flutina) sounded like. There were a lot of them imported during the mid 19th centruy until German and Italian made...
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    The Camptown Shakers will be playing music both...

    The Camptown Shakers will be playing music both days at the event (early mintrel and popular songs, fiddle tunes, etc.) We're really looking forward to the cool weather predicted. Its a great...
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    I inherited an Allen & Thurber "pepperbox" that...

    I inherited an Allen & Thurber "pepperbox" that was sadly missing its hammer. It was if someone took it apart and purposely put it back together without the hammer. Years later I was oiling it up...
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    Aquila Gut & Silk sets, by mail order:...

    Aquila Gut & Silk sets, by mail order: http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/AGNS.htm (easier than finding ammo for some cw ear guns)
    CW era guitars had "modern" mechanical geared tuners.
    How...
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    I'd like also to thank Debbie Haight and Don...

    I'd like also to thank Debbie Haight and Don Warlick here for inviting the Camptown Shakers to play our music in and around old town Manassas. They could not have been more accommodating and we got...
  17. Thread: Manassas 150th

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    Period music at the Historic Manassa events will...

    Period music at the Historic Manassa events will include the Camptown Shakers (not sure if there are other performers). Stop by and get an earfull of the music that set Victorian society on its head....
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    My own family history reflects what has been...

    My own family history reflects what has been posted. My northern ancestors sent one man to the war, a musician, who served 90 days and mustered out. Another worked in the telegraph service, up north....
  19. Thread: Squeeze Box

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    Nobody is making anything like the accordeon that...

    Nobody is making anything like the accordeon that was around back then. Google the term "flutina". This is what they looked like. There are a lot of them around today, but most will need to have some...
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    Also, the Camptown Shakers will be attending...

    Also, the Camptown Shakers will be attending (alas performing without the buxum Dinah Primrose)!
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    aRe YoU lOoking for the Anonymous String...

    aRe YoU lOoking for the Anonymous String Band?(www.anonymousstringband.com)
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    Yeah, slavery disclosure ordinances. Chicago, LA,...

    Yeah, slavery disclosure ordinances. Chicago, LA, San Fransisco (others?) have them. First cousin to slavery reparations in my opinion. D. Culgan
  23. Thread: Natural steel

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    I've got one that looks like it except I put an...

    I've got one that looks like it except I put an oil finish on the grips. I assembled it from kit form in bright finish and use it for plinking and target shooting only. Anyway, when I assembled it I...
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    Just curious Eric, what's wrong with violas and...

    Just curious Eric, what's wrong with violas and varnished gut strings?

    Dave Culgan
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    I'd like to think we've come some distance as a...

    I'd like to think we've come some distance as a society in the past 150 years, what was right back then doesn't necessarily carry forward to today. But I agree about the noise, if I was in a position...
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