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Talk/performance on 'Irish Songs of the US Civil War,' Tues. Dec. 11th, 4pm

Please join us on Tuesday December 11th for a talk and musical performance "Irish Songs of the US Civil War" - a combination of history and music of the Irish soldiers on both sides of the war. This event will be held at 4:00 pm in the Remigio U. Pane Room, on the first floor of Archibald S. Alexander Library.

David Kincaid is both a historian and a musician who has presented talks on musical history and performed Irish-American songs with period costume and instruments for over thirty years. Kincaid is known for his strong commitment to historical and music fidelity to evoke an authentic 19th-century era feel and sound. He has produced two critically-acclaimed albums, "The Irish Volunteer - Songs of the Irish Union Soldier 1861-65" and "The Irish-American's Song," which includes songs of the Irish in both the Union and the Confederacy. Kincaid has played at venues across the country as well as in Europe, and his music has also been included in several documentary films, including Fredericksburg and Gods and Generals.

This program is part of a series of events in conjunction with Special Collections and University Archives' fall 2012 exhibition, "Struggle Without End: New Jersey and the Civil War" on view until January 11, 2013. Please see for more information: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/news/12/08_civil_war_exhibition.shtml.

For more information or assistance with parking, please contact Fernanda H. Perrone, exhibitions coordinator, at 848-932-6154 or hperrone@rulmail.rutgers.edu.

This exhibition and public programs are made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in these presentations do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

David Kincaid in period attire; photo provided by Mr. Kincaid.




Posted November 29, 2012

 
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