Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a musician, singer and songwriter from the Buffalo NY area. Don has shared the music and stories of the American Civil War with audiences in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Tennessee.

He played for many years with the Irish Volunteers Civil War Band at such events as:

  • Gettysburg Music Muster
  • Windham Civil War Heritage Gathering
  • President James Garfield Civil War Weekend
  • Peterboro Civil War Days
  • Genesee Country Museum in Mumford New York Civil War Weekends
  • Angelica Civil War Weekend and many , many more

Don talks about the meaning behind the songs as well as their impact in society at that time and frequently about the composer and his life.

Don has three presentations at this time:

  • The music of the American Civil War
  • Music of the Irish soldiers in the American Civil War
  • The Music of Stephen Foster ( will be available spring 2023)

Each presentation include 10 to 12 songs and last approximately one hour ..

Don is also a fixture on the Irish music scene performing with St Brendan’s Fancy, Sons of the Gael and the Irish Volunteers Celtic Band for over 30 years.