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Rally 'Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong

Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present 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, Pringle and 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. (Note: Please contact Woody Pringle to book this program.) 

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Bennett, Marek
93 Bennett Rd.
Henniker, NH 03242
Home Phone: 603-428-7049

Award-winning New Hampshire cartoonist Marek Bennett teaches music and comics around New England and the world beyond. He holds an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Keene State College, and is a rostered teaching artist with the NH State Council on the Arts. His publications include Nicaragua Comics Travel Journal and the travel webcomic Coffee+Dumpling+Komiks.

Rally ‘Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong is co-presented with Woody Pringle – contact Pringle to book.

Pringle, Woody
P.O. Box 27
Bradford, NH 03221
Home Phone: 603-938-5742


Woody Pringle is both a musician and educator teaching at many NH colleges and organizations. His credentials include a BA in Social Science from Johnson State College and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His music is often aired on NH Public Radio’s Folk Show and many radio stations throughout the country.


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