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Songs of the Civil War

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 2/3/2013
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Description:
 “The Battle Cry of Freedom,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” "Dixie,” “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” “Goober Peas.” These songs from the Civil War era are truly a part of the American musical lexicon. Join us for an afternoon of song and readings. Local musicians Stefanie Kies and Nick Carter will be joined by a complement of musicians playing authentic period instruments– drums, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, concertina, bugle and guitar–to explore the lyrical history of the Civil War. The program will frame each year of the War Between the States within a particular context: bravado and marching songs, camp songs, songs about home and songs of victory and defeat.

The program is a collaboration between Norwalk Community College,
Greenwich Historical Society and Greenwich Library.

Free and open to all. Doors open at 3:30 pm.

For more information, please call Jaime Villaneda at the Greenwich
Historical Society (203) 869-6899, ext. 3
Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: Jaime Villaneda
Contact Number: 203-869-6899