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Rally Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong

November 18, 2016

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.

Hosted by Oscar Foss Memorial Library.

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

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Time: 7:00 pm

Contact: Danielle Hinton Phone: (603) 269-3900
Barnstead Town Hall
108 South Barnstead Road
Center Barnstead , NH 03225
United States
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