Authentic Irish-American music of the American Civil War
Friday, March 22
7:00pm, Founders Hall Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
The Gallant Sons were born out of a mutual interest in not only the sound of traditional and composed mid-nineteenth century American music, but its origins, impact, and value as a historical resource. In their roles as living historians, the Gallant Sons research and present the lives and culture of Irish-American immigrants of the American Civil War era. Their groundbreaking CD, “No Irish Need Apply” contains 14 selections drawn from the Civil War era. Many of these songs have never before been recorded by any artist. The Gallant Sons live performances are a mixture of high energy, emotion, stories, reflection, tribute, and remembrance. Audiences are treated not only to the history of the music but to the music as history.
Mark DeAngelis – guitar and vocals
Graham DeAngelis- guitar and vocals
Mark LaPointe – guitar and vocals
Todd Bryda – bodhrán and vocals
Performance sponsored by NCCC’s Cultural Planning Committee, History Association, and the Torrington Historical Society.