Civil War music offered


MAGPIE

MORRISVILLE — The Earlville Opera House in collaboration with Peterboro Civil War Weekend brings John Brown’s Ghost: From Madison County to Harpers Ferry with Magpie’s (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino) renditions of Civil War music and an evening of historical connections to the music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Madison Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for veterans or EOH members and $7 for students by calling 691-3550 or online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.

Local author and playwright Hugh C. Humphreys will welcome the audience with a description of Madison County’s role leading up to the Civil War, including the county’s connections to John Brown. In 1862, Madison County and Chenango County soldiers began serving in the Civil War in the 114th Regiment. Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will share some faces of persons who served in the Civil War, and letters from and to soldiers.

The concert is a preview to the June 8th concert at the Earlville Opera House called Four Seasons, Four Years: The Civil War ~ A Musical Journey and both concerts commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a selection of popular songs from 1850-1865 America. (www.oldsongs.org/4seasons.htm).

The 20th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, in the mamlet of Peterboro (www.civilwarweekend.sca-peterboro.org).