Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Songs of the Civil War
Program category: History
Music
Program length: 45-75 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: all sizes
Program description: Music of the Civil War era, from both North and South, performed in costume and on period instruments (guitar, banjo, concertina etc.). Historical background is given for each song. Selections include partisan rallying calls, songs of nostalgia, soldiers' parodies, and songs of triumph and defeat. Examples: The Bonnie Blue Flag, Tenting Tonight, Just Before the Battle Mother, The Faded Coat of Blue, Marching Through Georgia, We Are Coming From the Cotton Fields, etc. This program has been performed at museums, libraries, folk festivals, and historical societies for the past decade. Includes audience participation (chorus singing). Performed at libraries in Fairport, Watkins Glen, Odessa, Albion, Lockport, Penfield, as well as various regional festivals and Civil War re-enactments.
Space/special requirements: Can be performed in almost any size room; I have sound amplification available for larger audiences. A table is required for display of related materials.
Travel restrictions: Willing to perform this anywhere within driving distance of Rochester NY
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Fee may vary depending on distance traveled, length of program, need for sound system etc. Fee may be reduced for multiple bookings.
Other notes: This program is based on thirty-plus years of performing 19th Century music at Genesee Country Village.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 06/08/2016
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Allen Hopkins
Phone: 585-482-6062
Mailing address: 111 Newcastle Road
Rochester, NY 14610-1447
E-mail address: allen@allenhopkins.org
Website: http://www.allenhopkins.org
   
Previous appearances at: Cattaraugus County Museum, Railroad Songs, June 2015, Lockport Library, Civil War Songs, July 2015, Traditional Music & Dance Week, Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth MA, staff, August 2015, Hoag Library, Albion, Civil War Songs, November 2015, Wheatland Historical Society, Railroad Songs, February 2016
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/08/2016

 

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