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Thread #60711   Message #974253
Posted By: Just another Dave
29-Jun-03 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
Subject: RE: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
Hey Jed,

Thanks for the kind words. I have always felt that the Mudcat is an excellent place to share information. This music is going to die if we don't try to share it openly. (Which seems to be counter to what is happening with music in the popular culture -- but that is an entirely different can of worms.)

I am not a professional musician -- although I have been accused of trying to impersonate one -- on occasion. I am a Librarian by profession and as such I would have been as happy putting the music on the website for free and selling the booklet -- but I was out voted!! (Can you imagine that?)

There is certainly a wealth of information out there on this subject. I know there are many people both in and out of the reenactor community who are interested in this music.

I am preparing for my first visit to Gettysburg this coming weekend. I have been invited to sit in with the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers at a couple of events. I believe that the Gallant Sons of Erin will be playing near the Irish Brigade Shop on Thursday and Friday (times to be determined).