“Veterans in a New Field” Civil War Era Concert


Sat, Jun 10, 2023    
10:00 am-4:00 pm


74 John St., Kingston, NY, 12401

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On Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, The Veterans in a New Field will be at the Persen House.  Join the members at 2:00 pm as they perform various songs from the Irish Brigade during the Civil War, as well as songs from World War I.  Through their music, this talented band continues to preserve and present the cherished melodies of the Union Irish Brigade during the American Civil War, and they have recently added songs from World War I to their repertoire. They ask listeners to please enjoy and remember the sacrifices that have been made.  Listeners are invited to enjoy and reflect on the sacrifices that have been made. Get ready to hear classic tunes such as “Marching Through Georgia,” “Over There,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “The Irish Volunteer,” “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Danny Boy,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “Goober Peas,” and many more!


The Irish Brigade, consisting of mostly Irish Americans, served in the Union Army in the American Civil War.  This infantry brigade became known as the “Fighting 69th” and continued in later wars.  The Irish Brigade was known in part for its famous war cry, the “Faugh a Ballaugh”, meaning “clear the way.”  Since 1907, the Fighting 69th has been a unit of the New York National Guard.