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House with the Amoskeag Players
Amoskeag Players, a four piece 19th century “social orchestra,”
perform music from the antebellum and Civil War years. Their ensemble
is composed of instruments that are correct for the period portrayed.
The Amoskeag Players have been performing authentic antebellum American
music for over 20 years. Bob Kilham leads on a 1860’s period reproductions
gut strung 5 string banjo. Dave Nelson plays a fiddle, while Greg Heppe
adds lyric notes on the old style tin penny whistle.
Historical background and stories about the events and conflicts of the time are included in the performance of a variety of well known tunes, such as Camptown Races, as well as, some lesser known songs that highlight the different opinions of the day.
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