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Civil War Music Heritage Gathering

"Where the mid-nineteenth century American musical landscape is re-created and the Great Northern Catskill Mountains ring out with melodic voice and strings that tell the story of the trials and triumphs of a turbulent time."


Guided by the spirit of Foster, Kittredge, Emmett, other leading music composers, publishers and the singing soldiers of the day, the Civil War Music Heritage Gathering aims to educate, explore, preserve, promote and share with the public the popular songs/tunes of the mid-nineteenth century.

Furthermore, we seek to create a fellowship and learning community where contemporary antebellum and Civil War string band musicians and workshop participants can exchange musical knowledge, thoughts and views about music history, playing styles and rub musical elbows with each other.

The only pre-requisites are having a genuine passion and respect for the period's songs and tunes and a capacity to enjoy and support the musicianship of others.

We invite you to come forward and join the gathering!


This year's show tickets can be purchases in advance by emailing Johan at or calling (518) 734-5655. 

Tickets are $10 for each show. Tickets will also be available at the Windham library four weeks before the show and in the Centre Church foyer from 5 p.m. Friday evening.

You can download the complete event schedule here

Heritage Music Weekend Poster

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Traveling Sign
 Our traveling concert sign was designed and painted by our good friend David Getty.

We greatly appreciate David’s graphic arts talent and willingness to provide us with a wonderful
patriotic and period look.

David is an accomplished graphic artist, historian and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
His portrayal of a 79th NYS Militia Volunteer (Highlander) is always well regarded at living history events.

 Thanks David for a great job on behalf of the entire band!



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"Come Dearest The Daylight Is Gone"
CD released in 2013 to commerate

the 150th anniversery of the Battle at

Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address

Col. George W. Pratt Day

September 7 2013 

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