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    Thank you very kindly Sir!

    Thank you very kindly Sir!
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    Northern Minnesota Federal Units?

    Are there any units doing a Federal impression in Northern Minnesota? Area of interest is Duluth, Grand Rapids or Iron Range.
  3. The tune is Frog in the Well, aka Keemo Kimo.

    The tune is Frog in the Well, aka Keemo Kimo.
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    Zoar

    I was told by a member of the 51st OVI that 500 + Federal rifles took the field.

    indguard: I apologize if you were offended by my post. I didn't realize that 19th century, 1st person vernacular...
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    Zoar 2009

    It was certainly the largest event I've attended. 500 Federals advancing across the field was a sight to behold! Bully to the 51st OVI for a great event!

    To Col. Minton: I'm sorry the Black River...
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    Zoar

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    Bob,

    I'll mention to the boys that their presance is requested at HQ. Concerning Yellow Rose of Texas & Rose of Alabama,...
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    Bob, we have crossed paths before and you are...

    Bob, we have crossed paths before and you are still using the same line ;)
    but we would be happy to play that tune for you.
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    You would be most welcome to join us Sir !

    You would be most welcome to join us Sir !
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    the Black River Boys @ Zoar

    I'll be there, teamed up with my pards from the 51st OVI, the Black River Boys, playing period music.
    We will be playing at the 51st encampment before and after the afternoon battle and possibly at...
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    [QUOTE=goatgirl;127174] For basic learning...

    [QUOTE=goatgirl;127174]

    For basic learning purposes, I use Eleanor Townsend’s Townsend Old Time Fiddle Method which I really like. I also have some “CW” song books, yet just having “CW” songs...
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    Madam, A group that I believe fills your...

    Madam,

    A group that I believe fills your requirements is, Hardtack & Harmony. They are a group of Canadian re-enactors who portray the 10th Louisiana, CO. C.
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    Correction, that is Wayne Erbsen, Nativeground...

    Correction, that is Wayne Erbsen, Nativeground Music.
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    CW fiddle

    Check out Wayne Erbson's Home Spun Music site.
  14. That set me to thinking, what might the makeup...

    That set me to thinking, what might the makeup have been in a "typical" musical ensemble for an 1800's ball? I expect some more formal affairs might have featured brass band or military band (with...
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    guitar tuning

    Mark,

    I believe that the standard tuning of EADGBE would apply for the period.
    440 Hz would not be aprorpriate since it was not the accepted, international standard until well into the 20th...
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    fiddles

    Although not period correct, any fiddle with a modern set up will stay in tune better than one that is authentic( gut strings & no fine tuners). By modern set up I mean steel strings and a tail piece...
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    Thanks Dave. I layed it out with pencil and then...

    Thanks Dave. I layed it out with pencil and then scribed the edges of the letters with an exacto knife. Then turned the blade on it's side to scrape out between the scribed lines. It was a slow...
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    Reenactment Fiddle

    I recently saw a photo of a fiddle that was owned by a Capt. Cross of a NY regiment (don't recall which). He had carved his name, unit and a heart with his wife's name on it. It inspired me to carve...
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    Hayes 2009

    Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes birthday, first weekend in Oct.
    Held on the grounds of Spiegel Grove, President Hayes's home & Presidential Center Freemont, OH.
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    99th OVI

    Erick,

    Thank you for finding the photo of the 99th. That is indeed the one I tried to post. I would be glad to talk to you about your need for a fiddler. Please send me a PM.
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    Period Instruments

    Danny,

    I keep my gut strung fiddle tuned down because it is in keeping with the time period and also is easier on the gut strings (less tension). I'm guessing that the other string instruments...
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    Period Instruments

    Mark,

    I am using natural gut strings from Gamut Strings in Duluth, MN. gamutstrings.com

    They come with a silver wrapping on the G string which is period correct, the rest are coated with a...
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    Period Instruments

    Not to long ago we had a discussion about using modern instruments at reenactments. My stated position was that I'd rather see modern instruments, playing period tune, then have no period music at...
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    I usually play and sing Ring De Banjo and Oh!...

    I usually play and sing Ring De Banjo and Oh! Susanna together, putting Susanna between verses 2 and 3 of Ring De Banjo.

    Yes, I do the same but I also include Camptown Races in the mix.
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    Valley of Infamy

    A friend asked me if I had ever heard of a valley in Ohio that was used by deserters of both sides, as a place to hide out. In all my readings and conversations of the CW, I have not heard of such a...
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