Tag Archives: Civil War music

Troubled feminist wrote the beloved Battle Hymn of the Republic

Ask most modern Americans who was Julia Ward Howe and you are likely to get blank stares or at best an uncertain, halting answer. Ask those same people to sing a verse or two of the Battle Hymn of the … Continue reading

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York County guitarist set ancestor’s Civil War diary to music

Jeff Stike is a country singer/songwriter/guitarist from the scenic Peach Bottom area in southern York County, Pennsylvania.He grew up in northern Maryland and had a strong interest in military history and country music. He played with various bands, was a … Continue reading

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Excellent new CD with original Southern Civil War songs

Clark Hansbarger is Virginia-based singer/songwriter who has recently expanded his repertoire to include fresh material he has written on the Civil War. Told from the perspective of the average Confederate soldier, Dream of a Good Death: New Songs of the … Continue reading

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Paddy Has Gone For a Soldier: Songs and Stories of the Soldiers of the Irish Brigade at York CWRT on April 16

The York Civil War Round Table will feature Civil War Period musician Mike Plunkett at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.  The presentation is called “Paddy Has Gone For a Soldier: Songs and Stories of … Continue reading

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Lancaster Civil War Round Table welcomes fifer Tyrone Cornbower as its November presenter

The Lancaster Civil War Round Table welcomes Tyrone Cornbower as their speaker for Thursday, November 14, 2013.  His presentation is entitled “Sheepskin Fiddlers and Straw Blowers – Field Music during the Civil War.” Gettysburg National Military Park photograph. During the … Continue reading

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