Songs of the Civil War

Brought back by popular demand, songs and readings from the Civil War era will explore the lyrical history of the War Between the States, looking at both the Union and Confederate musical lexicon.


In an afternoon of song and readings, a complement of local musicians will explore the lyrical history of the Civil War on authentic period instruments, including banjo, fiddle and concertina. The performance will frame each year of the War Between the States within a particular context: bravado and marching songs, camp songs, songs of home, spirituals, and songs of victory and defeat. The program was conceived and spearheaded by Stefanie Kies in collaboration with Nick Carter and Tim Schantz.

The program was originally developed by Ms. Kies in collaboration with the Greenwich Historical Society last February. It is offered once again in co-sponsorship with Greenwich Library as part of the programming of Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, an exhibition developed by the American Library Association. The performance has been generously underwritten by The Malkin Fund. The performance is designed to appeal to adults as well as middle school, high school and college students.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

Admission is free. For reservations, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

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