Rally Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong

Presenter: Marek Bennett

Marek Bennett presents an overview of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience members participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics, documents, and visual images from sources such as the Library of Congress. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries, and fiddle tunes, Bennett examines the folksong as a means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public perceptions of events, and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in times of change. Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters challenge participants to find new connections between song, art, and politics in American history. 

Event Details


Thursday, July 20, 2023 6:30pm


Colonel Paul Wentworth House
47 Water Street
Rollinsford NH 03869

Hosted By:

Association for Rollinsford Culture and History

Contact Info:

Julia Roberts