This new offering differs from David's debut effort, The Irish Volunteer, in that it consists of Irish songs from both the Union and the Confederacy in the American Civil War. The principle musicians featured are: Liz Knowles-Fiddle (Riverdance, Cherish The Ladies), Jerry O'Sullivan-Uilleann Pipes & Whistle (Shanachie recording artist), and John Whelan-Irish Button Accordion (seven time All-Ireland champion and Narada recording artist). David Kincaid handles the Lead & Harmony vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, BodhrÃ¡n & Bones.
Extensively researched, sources for the authentic song material vary from public libraries such as the New York City Library and Brown University, to museums and private collections. A broad search was also conducted for the period graphics, relics, and photographs, most of which were previously unpublished and have been liberally incorporated into this new album's 36 page full-color booklet. This also includes complete lyrics, and historical liner notes by acclaimed Civil War author Joseph G. Bilby.
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1. The Irish Sixty-Ninth
2. Kellyâ€™s Irish Brigade
3. Camp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade
4. Private Maguire
5. The Presidentâ€™s Ball
6. Song for the Irish Brigade
7. The Irish-Americanâ€™s Song
8. The Dreadful Engagement
9. Young America and Ould Ireland
10. Two Brothers Mastersons
11. Weâ€™ll Fight For Uncle Sam
12. The Irish Battalion