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Music of the Civil War at the West End, East Boston and Brighton libraries

Posted by Sara Brown  September 20, 2011 03:32 PM

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Musician Jeff Davis, who will perform music from the Civil War at Boston Public Library branches.

By Globe Staff


"Music was everywhere during the Civil War," according to the Boston Public Library.

An October concert at the West End Branch Library will celebrate tunes from that era as part of the library's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war.

Jeff Davis, a collector and interpreter of traditional music, will sing and play music from the era, including slave songs, parlor music, hymns, and other tunes during a performance at the library on October 6, according to the library.

Davis, who as chance would have it shares the name of the Confederate president, will be accompanied on banjo, fiddle, guitar and other "lesser-known" instruments.

The event will take place Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the West End Branch Library.

Davis will also perform at the Brighton branch library on Monday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m., and the East Boston branch library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14.

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