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Americana: A New Voice for a New Nation - Civil War – Creating Distinctly American Songs

This is the second concert of a six- part music series on the second Sunday afternoons from May through October 2019.

Each musical performance will include educational and entertaining readings related to the history of that era.

Tickets for each concert are $10 and will be available at the door and on Eventbrite. Stay tuned!

Supported in part by a grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

During the Civil War, when soldiers from across the country commingled, the multifarious strands of American music began to cross-fertilize each other, a process that was aided by the burgeoning railroad industry and other technological developments that made travel and communication easier. Army units included individuals from across the country, and they rapidly traded tunes, instruments and techniques. The war was an impetus for the creation of distinctly American songs that became and remained wildly popular. Songs of Stephen Foster and parlor music recalled the comforts of home and of love lost.