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Dearest Home

Rank #2 US Gettysburg, PA Folk / Civil War Era Music / American Trad...

50% of sales go to the charity Heifer International.

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Sounds Like: Jean Ritchie, 2nd South Carolina String Band, atwater~donnelly, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Cormorant's Fancy

Label: Independent

Bio: Dearest Home
Authenticity and Originality in Perfect Harmony
“If ‘home is where the heart is,’ then the singers and musicians who together make up Dearest Home have clearly poured their hearts into their new self-titled album. Deeply steeped in the traditional music of Pennsylvania, my own home s... See Full Bio

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Oct 31, 2013
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  • Fri

    Aug 1

    Gettysburg, PA, US | 6:00pm

    Gettysburg, PA, US
    Fri Aug 01 6:00pm


    Authentic Civil War Era Music to Experience soaring vocals and scintillating Civil War tunes as Dearest Home performs authentic Civil War Era music in period dress, while you enjoy Hauser Estate Winery's wines and ciders, plus food available from the adjoining Lincoln's Sparrow Eatery. Dearest Home plays 6-9pm.

  • Sun

    Aug 31

    Camp Hill, PA, US | 3:00pm
    Appalachian Songs and Balla...
    Camp Hill, PA, US
    Sun Aug 31 3:00pm


    Dearest Home presents Appalachian songs and ballads to the strains of banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, bass and more! Experience rich harmony singing and lively tunes. The program includes songs form PA, WV, VA and Kentucky, featuring pieces from the Bayard Collection, the Carter Family, and Jean Ritchie. Free. The Historic Peace Church is on St. John's Church Rd. at Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, PA.

  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Gettysburg, PA, US | 6:00pm
    Legacy (Founders) Weekend ...
    Gettysburg, PA, US
    Sat Sep 13 6:00pm


    Dearest Home brings history to life in the dramatic presentation of first-person accounts and authentic Civii War Era music during the Seminary Ridge Museum's Legacy Weekend. The program will take place in the chapel adjacent to the museum building. Afterwards, Dearest Home will continue to perform in the museum portico until the conclusion of a Luminaria Ceremony.

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    Sep 13

    Gettysburg, PA, US | 7:30pm
    Seminary Ridge Museum
    Gettysburg, PA, US
    Sat Sep 13 7:30pm


    Following the Dramatic Living History Presentation in the chapel adjacent to the museum, Dearest Home performs authentic Civil War Era Music in the Seminary Ridge Museum's portico, before, during and after the Luminaria Ceremony.

  • Fri

    Sep 26

    Gettysburg, PA, US | 12:00pm

    Gettysburg, PA, US
    Fri Sep 26 12:00pm


    More details coming soon! http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/cg_on_seminary_ridge.html

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  • Lu Hound (Artist) Lu Hound
    Amazing female vocals and accordion! Dope. Best, much success
  • Lost At Sky (Artist) Lost At Sky
    Hope you enjoy our music as much as we loved yours. Followed on Twitter too. We'd be thrilled with any support you can return. Be lucky
  • JC & Laney (Artist) JC & Laney
    Awesome concept! Happy to be a new fan! Laney
  • Jen Coogan (Artist) Jen Coogan
    What a different concept!
  • Beckett (Artist) Beckett
    All I can say is "WOW!"
  • The DoPe Brothers (Artist) The DoPe Brothers
    "The Picture on the Wall," simply outstanding vocals!
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Q: We are interested in obtaining the lyrics to "The Vacant chair." Is that possible? wsp25@comcast.net
A: We are in the process of putting all the lyrics from our CD at dearesthome.com. In the meantime, The lyrics, by Henry S. Washburn, are based on his experience with the Grout Family on Thanksgiving, 1861. George F. Root published the song in 1862. You can see some period editions at http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm/?keyword=The+Vacant+Chair

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