Historical Society Speaker Series – 4/26/19

Rally ‘Round the Flag: the American Civil War Through Folksong

at the Walpole Town Hall

The Hardtacks, a musical duo, will present Rally ‘Round the Flag: the American Civil WarThrough Folksong at a Walpole Historical Society event on Friday, April 26, in the Walpole Town Hall at 7 pm.”

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. 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 and influence public perceptions of events. Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters challenge participants to find new connections between song, art, and politics in American history. 

This event is funded courtesy of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is free and open to all.  Refreshments will be available.  

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