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02-21-2006, 10:27 PM
Does anyone know some good Civil War bands or singers so I can expand my collection? I currently own some Bobby Horton CD's and one of the 97th Regimental String Band CD, and I like them a lot, but I'm looking for some new bands.

02-21-2006, 10:44 PM
Piece o' cake..............

David Kincaid has done some excellent work with music of the Irish during the war and has 2 fine albums out (yes, I said albums!). His site is at http://www.hauntedfieldmusic.com/ .

For fife and drum, hands down, the best you can find is Camp Chase Fifes & Drums. Their website is at http://www.campchasefifesanddrums.com/ .

02-21-2006, 11:22 PM
Thank You!.... Irish music, perfect.

Chuck A Luck
02-22-2006, 04:16 PM
The Gallant Sons Of Erin have also put out an excellent collection of Irish-oriented music on their CD by the title of "No Irish Need Apply."

02-22-2006, 06:23 PM
The 2nd South Carolina String Band is always an excellent choice in my opinion.

02-22-2006, 10:48 PM
My favorites are the 2nd South Carolina and Johnny Horton but I am a member of the BATTLEFIELD BALLADEEERS , which features minstrel banjoist Paul Watson . Our CD is $12.50 postage paid anywhere . Dixie, Lorena <Cumberland Gap ,Good Old Rebel , Kingdom Coming , Goober Peas , Jack of Diamonds , I fights Mit sigel, Battle Cry of Freedom ,Camptown Races, Yellow Rose of Texas , Hard Times and Oh Susannah . 13 in all .
e-mail corbettrex@MSN for the address and / visit our site at www.watfam.us/balladeers or jsut Google us up . Thanks .
Al for the old flag , David Corbett

P.S. See us perform at the Battle of Selma this April .

02-22-2006, 11:11 PM
Always love hearing that Cumberland Gap!

RJ Samp

02-23-2006, 06:52 PM
Thank You for all the good suggestions.... now... where to start!?!?

02-26-2006, 08:15 PM
The Battlefield Balladeers are first rate!

Dave, I wondered why you were pimping the Selma fest, now I see. :lol:

02-26-2006, 10:44 PM
Dear Colonel Keating ,
We ( Battlefield Balladeers ), thank the Colonel ! Actually I began attending this as a reenactor only and a year later also got the School Days gig for Battlefield Balladeers . ON Thurs- Fri I croak and twang for the kids and on Sat- Sun I whup Forrest and put the fear of the Republic in him at the end of my musket.. I really do think this event is unique . Thanks for your kind words.
all for the old flag and an Illinois Tiger !
David Corbett
10th Ill. Vol . Inf

02-27-2006, 01:22 PM
If you're interested in military music, the Federal City Brass Band has cut a couple of CDs and has another in the works.


03-03-2006, 09:35 PM
do they have a website or contact, I love irish music of the period, even though some is a little late.

Chuck A Luck
03-03-2006, 10:46 PM
do they have a website or contact, I love irish music of the period, even though some is a little late.

Not sure who the "they" refers to in your post. If it happens to be about the "Gallant Sons of Erin"... No, doing a "google" for them I could not find a devoted website. However, I found a few that either had reviews, or samples of their music.

Here were a couple:

If instead the "they" in your post referred to some other group, I apologise.

pvt t a white
03-07-2006, 12:41 PM
Another good source of WBTS music is the group. "Potomac Thunder", their website is www.potomacthunder.com

PVT T A White