I have found a few more videos on YouTube that I would like to share with you.
The first two were done by Tapsbugler (those familiar with the hobby will know who this is) and the first video is Field Musicians of the Civil War and the second video is Brass Bands of the Civil War.
The next one is from Antietam and according to the title was recorded at the Pry Farm in October 2006. While not the best quality, it is an excellent rendition of Old Dan Tucker and if I’m not mistaken there are members of the 2nd S. Carolina String Band in the group. Here is a link to a video of the Excelsior Brigade Fifes & Drums playing Old Dan Tucker as well.
Another great band is the 2nd South Carolina String Band and you can view a great video of them singing “Dixie’s Land” from a recent Gettysburg reenactment.
Finally, the following is not Civil War music but it is one of the coolest fife and drum videos I’ve seen. The video is the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown playing at Ft. Ticonderoga. If you look closely at about 3:30 into the video, the fifers are lined up and they are using their right hand to play the fife of the person in front of them.
Until next time…