The Irish Volunteers Civil War Band
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Civil War and Period Reenactment Music

Next up on the schedule: The Irish Volunteers will be performing Wednesday night January 21st, 2015 from 7pm -9pm at St John Fisher College in the Lavery Library in Rochester NY celebrating the Lincoln Exhibit..see Coming Events for more info

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!!!

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The Irish Volunteers Civil War Band is a Western NY based five piece group. All five 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, Peterboro, 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 and the Civil War Music Heritage Weekend in Windham New York  among others.

The fivesome 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 also have performed at War of 1812 and Erie Canal events..

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

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

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