Wes Merchant
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Weekly Session Frederick Maryland USA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes Merchant Sep 14, 2014. 1 Reply

Boe's Strings26 South Market St.Frederick MDTelephone: (301)662-0750http://www.boesstrings.com/Every Thursday night…Continue

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Wes Merchant replied to Wes Merchant's discussion Weekly Session Frederick Maryland USA
"Boe is selling the store and retiring at the end of the month, after 32 years in business. The last session will be September 25th."
Sep 14, 2014
Wes Merchant left a comment for Robert Martin
"Welcome from Frederick, if your in town on a Thursday drop by Boe,s strings for a tune,I'll be there with my fiddle."
Feb 15, 2014
Gary Hicken liked Wes Merchant's discussion Weekly Session Frederick Maryland USA
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Sep 12, 2013
Wes Merchant left a comment for Gary Hicken
"Welcome .I tried this earlier but it looks like it didn't go through (probably operator error), If you can make down to Frederick some Thursday night you'd be more than welcome, always looking for new  players.  …"
Sep 16, 2012
Wes Merchant replied to Aine Murphy's discussion Colourful tune titles
"White Cockade Green Cockade White Mountains Dashing White Sergeant Green Linnet Green Cottage Jackets of Green Green Fields of Rossbeigh Green Fields of America Yellow Stockings Gates of yellow Town Blackhaired Lass Black Joke Black Rogue Across the…"
Jun 19, 2012
Dennis J. Botzer left a comment for Wes Merchant
"Wes: Yes, the blue piano was originally a white piano, but I painted it blue to match the walls of the apartment. Got the piano for free from the 20th & G Church, where we used to have contradances for years. Gave it away when we moved from the…"
May 10, 2012
Wes Merchant left a comment for Dennis J. Botzer
"Welcome Dennis  still remember moving your blue piano, that couldn't have been but a few years ago, right?"
May 5, 2012
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Irish Fiddle Tips

Tip's on how to Play and make your Fiddle playing sound more Irish Style....See More
Apr 22, 2012
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Apr 4, 2012
Wes Merchant replied to Dick Glasgow's discussion What Strings do you use? in the group The Irish Tenor Banjo!
"I've been using GHS phosphor bronze octave mandolin strings on my 17 fret 12,22,32,44 and you get 2 sets."
Feb 15, 2012
Wes Merchant replied to Dick Glasgow's discussion What Tenor Banjos do you play? in the group The Irish Tenor Banjo!
"I play a 17 fret Vega Whyte Laydie with an 117/8' rim which I bout about 30 years ago. Its a bit of a weird size but because of that it fit my budget."
Feb 15, 2012
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Let's face it, Banjo players need somewhere they can feel safe . & this is it!You can discuss your favourite: Instruments; Players; Tunes; Playing Styles & post links to their favourite Banjo videos, events & classes..See More
Feb 15, 2012
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bill macaulay plays believe me

"That takes concentration, well done!"
Feb 12, 2012
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Nygårds Loge, Eric Sahlström, Gössa Anders, Ewert Åhs, Nils Agenmark, Påhl Olle m fl Del 1.vob

Om spelmansmusikens roll och ställning mm. Med Eric Sahlström, Ewert Åhs, Gössa Anders Andersson, Påhl Olle Dyrsmeds, Nils Agenmark, Peckos Helmer, Boda Spel...
Jan 11, 2012
Wes Merchant replied to Bernard Joyce's discussion Werid tune names for tunes
"Sarah Armstrong of Derry Pa. (http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes/hct/index.htm) had some great titles. Two of my favorites are "The Snouts and ears of America" and "John Newgrant come home with a pain in his head"."
Dec 22, 2011

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I enjoy looking at old music books and listening to old 78's I have the good fortune of living within a couple miles of one of the worlds premier collectors. Also enjoy playing at the local civil War sites.

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Christmas 1861

Posted on December 10, 2011 at 0:13 2 Comments



Christmas 1861

From"The Irish Brigade and its Campaigns" by David Power Conyngham 


Near one of the huge fires a kind of arbour was nicely constructed of the branches of trees, which were so interwoven on one another as to form a kind of wall. Inside this, some were seated on logs, some reclining in true Turkish style.
 Seated near the fire was Johnny Flaherty, discoursing sweet music from his violin. Johnny hailed from Boston; was a musical genins, in his way, and though…

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At 19:32 on November 29, 2012, Gary Hicken said…

Wes - I won't make it tonight. I'll see you all next week. -Gary

At 19:05 on May 10, 2012, Dennis J. Botzer said…

Wes: Yes, the blue piano was originally a white piano, but I painted it blue to match the walls of the apartment. Got the piano for free from the 20th & G Church, where we used to have contradances for years. Gave it away when we moved from the apartment in 1986. So it's only been 26 years since then. I now play a Baldwin studio piano. Lovely ! ... Dennis

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