In this lecture/concert, Dave Ruch presents a fascinating portrait of the War of 1812 through the songs and stories of the people themselves. Ruch has dug deeply into archival recordings, diaries, old newspapers and other historical manuscripts to unearth a wealth of rarely-heard music which, together with stories and humor, offers a rounded and fascinating picture of this “second war of independence.”
Special emphasis can be given to New York State’s important role in the conflict.
“An outstanding program rich in historical content delivered in a marvelously warm and entertaining fashion.”
– June E Curtis, Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga NY