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Pennsylvania Regiment Band Our Reenactment Unit, known as the 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Band (The Logan Guard) was formed in December 1995 by a group of musicians from the Altooona Area of Central Pennsylvania. The band is now run by President, Lt. Rick Long and Principal...
The Civil War Music Store Music of the Civil War by Bobby Horton. Albums of Civil War music on compact discs and tapes. One hundred forty songs of the War Between the States.
The Virtual Gramophone The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings, a growing multimedia site devoted to the early days of Canadian recorded sound. With a database of images and digital audio recordings, as well as biographies of musicians and histories...
Dr. Horsehair Recordings and banjo instruction books in the modern-day clawhammer banjo or frailing style and the old-time minstrel banjo stroke style.
Buglers in the Civil War Article by a bugler active in reenactments.
A Short History of Appalachian Traditional Music Article by Debby McClatchy .
33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band Recreating the band that mustered at State Normal University in 1861: features history of original and today's group, instruments played, audio clips, memorabilia, and events calendar.
John Henry - The Steel Driving Man Analysis of songs featuring the folk hero, including lyrics, sound files, and background.
Historic American Sheet Music The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University: Major collection of sheet music; digital images of 3042 pieces published in the US, 1850-1920.
Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band re-creation of an actual small town band (Lynchburg, Tenn. Pop. 361) at the turn of the century: includes performer biographies, history, discography.
Cowboy Songs A reference library of classic western and cowboy songs.
Songs of the Civil War A compilation of lyrics.
Civil War Music Site A source for civil war songs, fife and drum music, bugle calls, MIDIs, forum, and photographs.
Olde Towne Brass Includes information on songs, published music, photographs, and selling recordings of their performances.
Hutchinson Family Singers Biographies and portraits of members of this popular vocal group.
Fifth Michigan Regimental Band Information on the original band, current band, their instruments, events, and recordings.
2nd South Carolina String Band Includes band information, discography, performance calendar (mostly in the Chesapeake bay area).
Sons of Dixie Information on this vocal quartet who sings songs popular in the American South during the Civil War.
Till Family Rock Band Brief illustrated history of late-19th-century "rock band" (playing on stone xylophones).
Cecil Sharp in America Article about his tour collecting Appalachian folk music.
Halcyon Days Music Midi music collection of early American music of the 19th Century and early 20th Century, complete with scans of sheet music covers and lyrics.
Southern Horizon This Civil War-era band plays period arrangements on antique instruments.
Amoskeag Music Historical musician Bob Kilham recreates the sights and sounds of ante-bellum America using original or reproduction instuments and primary source music.
The Americus Brass Band Americus, Georgia: features historical background, discography with sound samples, and reviews.
Spanish-Language Social Music of Southern California Article about the preservation of the music and dances of 19th Century California.

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