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August 3, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vermont History Museum
109 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Vermont Banjo Afternoon

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Join the Vermont Historical Society and Young Tradition Vermont for an afternoon of music with a side of history, featuring talented young banjo players. In 2017, the Vermont Historical Society was gifted a rare early 1900s banjo made by the Bacon Banjo company of Forest Dale (Brandon) Vermont. We’ll be exploring this intriguing item, and how it differs from today’s instruments, with 3 young Vermont musicians: Carling Berkhout (Bennington), Ada Schenck (East Calais) and Loula Zeichner (Northfield). Each musician will play a couple or 3 selections of their own choosing, with their own instruments, and if possible, using the restored Bacon banjo. The musicians will comment on their involvement with learning and playing the banjo. The program will include tunes sure to please any music lover, especially those interested in banjo. A unique opportunity for anyone interested in music history & tradition in Vermont. Free and open to everyone.