Soldier’s Joy is a collaboration by two of the area’s well known musicians who have joined to celebrate “the first real American music.”
Join Bill Fahy and Amanda Straney of Soldier’s Joy as they present the music of the Civil War and share the stories behind the songs, with letters and stories from the soldiers from Oneida County and NY State. You’ll hear the song that was banned by the Union Army, Stephen Foster’s last song, and the Army’s most popular marching song.
Hailed as “The first real American music,” Civil War music has its roots in the Celtic, European, Southern traditions, as well as the early American Songwriters like Foster. You may find yourself singing and dancing along!
Bill and Amanda are both accomplished traditional musicians. Bill sings and plays guitar and banjo and has been performing for over 20 years in Central NY – with Craobh Dugan and the Mighty Craic, and as a duet with Amanda. Amanda plays sings and plays the fiddle and has been performing in the area for over 15 years. In addition to performing with Bill she also plays with Mighty Craic, Craobh Dugan, and the Blarney Rebel Band.
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