Music from a Civil War Christmas

Acoustic Shadows of the Blue and Gray

The popular folk group Acoustic Shadows of the Blue and Gray will present a variety of Civil War-era music in period dress at the Peters Township Public Library on Sunday, December 9 at 1:30 p.m. To attend this free event, register online or call 724.941.9430 #1.

The group will share familiar favorite songs including “Lorena,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “The Bonnie Blue Flag,” “Rally Round the Flag,” “Goober Peas,” and “It is Well with My Soul.” Other Civil War favorites featured will include “Dixie,” “The Battle of Shiloh Hill,” and “Shenandoah.”

Led by Band Leader Harry Fisher, Acoustic Shadows of the Blue and Gray will perform in Civil War era uniforms and offer guests with an afternoon of unique music including a sing along with the band. Members of the group include Harry Fisher who plays banjo, Michael Fisher on the mandolin and guitar, Bill Kistler on guitar, and Mark Kinan, who doubles on the banjo and as a percussionist. For some two decades, the band has performed for area audiences including the California University of Pennsylvania Civil War Roundtable. Walt Klorczyk, the facilitator of the Civil War Roundtable, brings this popular Civil War holiday program to the Peters Township Community.

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