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The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “Confederate Music of the Civil War” at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m.
The program will be given by Lisa Meyer, a member of the Kate Litton Hickman Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy. She has recorded a CD of Southern songs and rare gems from the Civil War Period. The CD “Voices Hushed and Still” took over a year to research and record. She is originally from Harrisonburg, Va., and now resides outside of Nashville.
Meyer had eight years in vocal training and a degree in theater and the performing arts. She has performed professionally and also has recorded demos and jingles. She chairperson for the Music of the Confederacy for the state of Tennessee. Her song list includes familiar and obscure pieces, including The Homespun Dress (female version of Bonnie Blue Flag), “Old Folks at Home/Oh Shenandoah, Somebody’s Darling, Long Long Ago, The Rebel Soldier, Slumber On Baby Dear (a lullaby of a mother’s hope for her baby), Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel, Cruel War/Johnny’s Gone for a Soldier, Pray Maiden Pray! (Confederate prayer song for the Southern woman), I’m Going Home to Dixie/Dixie’s Land, Home Sweet Home, and When upon the Field of Glory (an answer to the North’s When this Cruel War is Over).