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Volume 2, Issue 2Summer 2000




August 12th Concert at the
Windham Center Church


Make your plans now to attend our performance at Windham Center on Saturday evening August 12, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. The entire concert will be recorded for a future CD. The program will begin with a recreation of an 1860 Lincoln for President campaign rally. So come and meet the "Railsplitter" from Illinois.
Balladeers New CD To Be
Released July 2000


"Reflections" is the title of our new CD. The album features several Celtic and American Folk classics in addition to Civil War favorites. We've also included a number of nineteenth century poems. The combined effect of the music and poetic verse are expressions of love, deep moral conviction, humor, snapshots of war, political sentiments, emotional release, feelings of solidarity, a yearning for peace and American nationalism.


The songs we've included are Lincoln & Liberty (Liberty Ball), Home Sweet Home, Let Us Cross Over The River, Boys Of The Irish Brigade, Fields Of Athenry, Step It Out Mary, Peggy Gordon, My Heart's In Cape Breton Tonight, Medley of Reels, Lorena & Nearer My God To Thee.


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Song "Let Us Cross
Over The River" Honors
Stonewall Jackson


One of the prettiest songs featured in the long-running musical "Stonewall Country" by Robin and Linda Williams. The song is one of the tracks on our new CD "Reflections". The song recaps the death of Jackson who died at a rail- road junction in Caroline County, Virginia on May 10,1863. Jackson's last words were; "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees".
Erie Canal at Fort Hunter, NY
On Sunday July 9th at 1 p.m. the Balladeers will perform at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. The events include a craft fair, chicken barbecue, old antique engine and car show, contests and wagon rides. For more information call the Visitor Center at 518-829-7516.


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THE POEMS ON THE
"REFLECTIONS" CD

MARY ROY, FOLLOWING THE DRUM, LINCOLN, THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE, STONEWALL JACKSON'S WAY, THE FIDDLER OF DOONEY, MUSIC IN CAMP, SUNLIGHT ON THE SEA.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JULY 9TH   OLD CANAL DAYS, FORT HUNTER, NY
      1 P.M. (CONTACT: TRICIA SHAW AT
      518-829-7516)

JULY 15-16   PUTNAM COUNTY CIVIL WAR WEEKEND
   CARMEL, NY , 1 P.M.
   (CONTACT: TOM BRESLIN AT 914-228-1239)

JULY 22   HEART OF CATSKILLS BICENTENNIAL
      FESTIVAL, CATSKILL, NY, 2 P.M.
      (CONTACT: LINDA OVERBAUGH AT
   518-943-0989)

JULY 30   VICTORIAN DAY AT BROOKSIDE MUSEUM
   BALLSTON SPA 1 P.M. 518-885-4000

AUGUST 19   THIRD ANNUAL LIVING HISTORY DAY
   AT LINDENWALD, KINDERHOOK, NY
   10 A.M. - 4 P.M. ( CONTACT: RAY
   ANDREWS AT 518-758-9391)

WEBSITE: HTTP://NY77THBALLADEERS.TRIPOD.COM/



Cold Harbor - 77th NY Regimental
Balladeers Spin-off Group

Cold Harbor offers a blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Celtic and American Folk songs and intense fiddle fury. Cold Harbor has it all! The group features Michael Yates on vocals, banjo and guitar; John Perreault on mandolin, guitar and bass; Jim Broden on fiddle; and Matt Mrowka on Irish flute and bodhran. For schedule and booking information, call, write or e-mail: Michael Yates, (518) 885-6665, 23 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8836
E-mail: yatesm @crisny.org


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