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Rally Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong

February 1, 2015

Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present an overview of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience members participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics, documents, and visual images from sources such as the Library of Congress. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries, and fiddle tunes, Pringle and Bennett examine the folksong as a means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public perceptions of events, and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in times of change. Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters challenge participants to find new connections between song, art, and politics in American history.

Funded project of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The  New Hampshire Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 2:00 pm

Contact: Marc Davis Phone: (603) 927-4596
Wilmot Community Association
64 Village Road
Wilmont, NH 03287
United States