Blast from the Past

4 10 2007

Thanks to Brooks Simpson over at Civil Warriors for pointing us all to this gem from the 80’s, Gettysburg performed by The Brandos:

Thanks to my buddy Larry hipping me to this a long time ago, I know that the lead singer of The Brandos is non-other than David Kincaid, probably known better to readers of this blog as the artist behind The Irish Volunteer: Songs of the Irish Union Soldier 1861-1865 and The Irish American’s Song: Songs of the Union and Confederate Irish Soldiers, 1861-1865:

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If you haven’t had a chance to hear this wonderful period music, you should check it out.  I also had the pleasure of seeing David perform live at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival.  Good stuff, and from what I gather he is a dedicated student of the war.  Here are a few snaps of him in action a couple of years ago (click on the thumbs for full size):

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4 10 2007
Steve Basic

Will just add that for those who go to Gettysburg for the Remembrance Day weekend, you can usually catch David playing CW period music at the Reliance Mine Saloon on the Saturday evening of the weekend.

I have been lucky to catch these laid back performances, and it really adds to the weekend.

Regards from the Garden State,

Steve

5 10 2007
Larry

Har,

Great song from a very good album. I always loved the video. And that was an excellent show at the Irish Fest. How can you not love the guy who wrote “I’m In Love With Emma Peel”?

Talk to you soon.

Larry

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