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GUEST,Ole Bull Query: App. music pre-Civil War (12) RE: Query: App. music pre-Civil War 16 Oct 03

Have you seen the book by Cecelia Conway "African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia"? It covers that period, most specific to the Banjo. It is comprehensive in it's research but, I found, flawed in it's conclusions.

The best instruments for a Civil War reenactment are (proper period constructed types, of course) banjo, fiddle, guitar, fifes and flutes, accordian (lever-keyed, not keyboard), tambourine, triangle and bones, harmonica (kinda'). Leave the modern versions of these at home along with mandolins, bagpipes and dulcimers.

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