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 he explores 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 examine 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


Friday, August 19, 2022 7:00pm


Lakefalls Lodge
750 Aten Road
Stoddard NH 03464

Hosted By:

Stoddard Historical Society

Contact Info:

Alan Rumrill