Thursday, October 16, 2014

“Folk Music of the Civil War Era” at the Leach Library

On Thursday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host an evening of folk music from the Civil War era presented by the Hardtacks.

The Hardtacks is a musical duo comprised of A.W. Pringle, musician, educator, and member of the Bradford Bog People band, and Marek Bennett, New Hampshire native and award-winning cartoonist and musician. Together, the two have toured extensively throughout New Hampshire and the surrounding states.

In this program, The Hardtacks will use camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries, and fiddle tunes to provide a year-by-year musical look at the politics, personalities, and perspectives that made a nation in the Civil War era. Audience members participate and sing along in an engaging, exploratory forum as they explore lyrics, documents, and visual images from primary sources.

This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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