The Irish Volunteers Civil War Band
HomeUpcoming EventsContact UsMusic SamplesRecordingsPhoto PageVideo
Civil War and Period Reenactment Music
 
 
 

Next up on the schedule: Come join us for traditional Irish music on March 15th.. as we play at two locales: American Harley Davidson Showroom in North Tonawanda from 11am-2pm..then later that evening at the The Coyote Cafe in Hamburg from 9pm to 1am..We will be appearing as the Sons of the Gaels ..Look under " Coming Events" for more details

Our  CD "The Blue, the Grey, the Green" is available for e-sale as well as retail site and performances!!

Go to our "Recordings" Page for More Info!!!

Follow us on

FACEBOOK

webassets/1stregimentirishbrigade.jpg
1st Regiment Irish Brigade

webassets/4thregimentirishbrigade.jpg
4th Regiment Irish Brigade


Irishvolunteersshot1withBryan3-17-12_opt.jpg

The Irish Volunteers Civil War Band is a Western NY based four piece group. All four members have long backgrounds in celtic and folk music. They arrived on the Civil War and period scene in 2007. Since then they have delighted audiences at reenactments that include Amherst, Marilla, Granger Homestead in Canadaigua,  Homestead Festival, iPeterboro, Mumford Civil War Weekend, Erie Canal Village Civil War Days in Rome NY , Gettysburg Music Muster ,Ashokan Civil War Weekend, Blountsville Civil War Weekend in Blountsville Tenn ( new in 2013) and the Civil War Music Heritage Weekend in Windham New York  among others.

The foursome is an upbeat, crowd pleasing and versatile group. The strong vocals of the Irish Volunteers are backed by a wide variety of instruments. Instruments in the Irish Volunteer collection include: hammered dulcimer, banjo, autoharp, whistles, fife, jaws harp, guitar, concertina, harmonica, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, bodhran, bones etc…

The Irish Volunteers season many of the songs and tunes with an Irish flavor as befitting a group that has been on the Celtic/Irish scene for over 20 years. (See the link to their Celtic site on the contact us page.).

The Irish Volunteers do all the popular songs of the era: The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Dixie, The Bonnie Blue Flag, Marching thru Georgia, the Vacant Chair , the Drinking Gourd, Down by the Riverside, Buffalo Gals, the Stephen Foster classics and many many more. They also play many of the popular instrumental pieces as well as Irish reels and jigs. The Irish Volunteers also play a collection of songs that the Irish soldiers sang, both Union and Confederate.

The Irish Volunteers make a strong, entertaining and authentic addition to any period reenactment or event.


webassets/10thtennesseesonsoferin.jpg
10th Tennessee Sons of Erin

webassets/fighting69th.jpg
Fighting 69th

webassets/24thgeorgiavolunteers.jpg
24th Georgia Volunteers


Bobduclimerwithflag.jpeg

 The Irish Volunteers first CD was released May 25th 2010...

Go to our "RECORDINGS"  page for more details !!!