The songs & stories of the American Civil War as presented by 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 and Tennessee.
He played for many years with the Irish Volunteers Civil War Band and solo at such events as:
All presentations include 10-12 songs and will last approximately one hour. Of course, that can be modified to whatever the needs of your event.
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 four presentations at this time:
Don is proud to have had a 3x great grandfather and 3x great uncles fight in the Civil War who were Irish immigrants. He sings the songs and tells the stories of their background and their motivations to fight for their adopted country.
Don is a 30 year fixture in the Irish music scene as well. He played with the Sons of the Gael and St Brendon's Fancy.