Monday, 20 September 2010

The 2nd South Carolina String Band

Following a link shared on Facebook by a friend I discovered the 2nd South Carolina String Band. After listening to their sound and music, I actually thought they weren’t bad at all. In addition having an interest in the American Civil War, listening to the 2nd South Carolina String Band was a bit like going back in time. The 2nd South Carolina String Band plays on American Civil War instruments, the songs they played and more importantly, the way the musicians would have played them at that time in history.

A few of their songs are below. The first song was actually sang at the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, in a field not far away from the battlefield itself. The 2nd song was sang exactly a year later in roughly the same location.


If you like these guys they have their own website. For a preview of their site click on the screenshot on the left. Their website address is

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