Sounds of the Civil War

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What did the Civil War sound like? Find out at Sounds of the Civil War, an afternoon of song and readings on Feb. 3, as a group of local musicians explores the lyrical history of the war, on authentic period instruments, including banjo, fiddle and concertina.

The performance will frame each year of the war between the states within a particular context: bravado and marching songs, camp songs, songs of home, spirituals and songs of victory and defeat. The program was conceived and spearheaded by Stefanie Kies in collaboration with Nick Carter and Tim Schantz.

The program was originally developed by Ms. Kies in collaboration with the Greenwich Historical Society last February. It is offered once again in co-sponsorship with Greenwich Library as part of the programming of Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, an exhibition developed by the American Library Association. The performance has been underwritten by The Malkin Fund and is designed to appeal to adults as well as middle school, high school and college students.

The event takes place Sunday, Feb. 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Greenwich Library in the Cole Auditorium. Admission is free. For reservations, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

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