Dearest Home Band Brings “Civil War Music on the Home Front” to Seminary Ridge Friday, April 19

This Friday evening at 7:00pm Music, Gettysburg! presents the six-member Dearest Home Band and an authentic 19th century dance presentation (including an invitation to join in the dancing) with B. and K. Bohleke. The concert will be held in the Seminary Chapel; the dance will be held directly across the street in the Refectory. The evening event is free and open to the public.

In addition to being part of the Music, Gettysburg! concert series, the Friday night music event is a highlight of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg’s first annual Spring Academy week with the theme “Proclaiming Liberty: The Unfinished Work of Freedom, Faith and Living in a Fallen World” bringing a feast of lectures, workshops, tours and “pilgrimages” to campus in addition to special alumni events for Seminary graduates and the annual meeting of the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic. Among the many Spring Academy presenters this year are historian Dr. Allen Guelzo and Seminary Ridge Museum Executive Director Barbara Franco.    

Dearest Home delivers authenticity in perfect harmony. In period attire, they recreate traditional American music, especially from the Samuel Bayard Collection (Pa. and W.V.) and other Appalachian sources, and from the U.S. Civil War era. Stephen, Beth and Margaret Folkemer, Chris Barnabei, Chuck Krepley and Charles Thompson offer related traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and England with rich vocals, fiddle, concertina, guitar, bass, piano, mountain dulcimer, pennywhistle, and tambourine. The music, like the band members, spans generations. Dearest Home musicians also perform with other groups such as Celtic band Cormorant’s Fancy, The Second South Carolina String Band, Folk and Friends, and Folkemer Family Band. Since forming Dearest Home in 2011, they have played for venues including St. Michael’s Soiree, Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital, Heart of the Arts Festival, Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Waterford Fair, Midtown Scholar and the GARMA First Friday series.

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Music, Gettyburg! is a premier free concert series featuring the finest regional, national and international musicians hosted by the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The seminary chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge on the west edge of Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext 2197 or email or visit the web site at .  

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