Recognized as both musician and historian, David Kincaid presents a compelling combination of the songs and history of the Irish in the American Civil War. Years of research, recording and performing experience have been translated into two critically acclaimed albums; THE IRISH VOLUNTEER and THE IRISH-AMERICANS SONG, collections of authentic Irish songs of both the Union and the Confederacy. Having performed at a variety of Irish/Celtic festivals, historical sites and folk music venues across the US, as well as European tours, Davids music has also been used in several documentary films, and he was engaged as a consultant and performer in the recent Hollywood Civil War film release Gods and Generals. David Kincaid (lead vocals, octve mandolin), performs in period clothing, presenting an engaging, all-ages program appealing to both history buff and the Irish/Celtic music fan alike.
The Irish Volunteer
Songs Of The Irish Union Soldier, 1861-1865.
Released by Rykodisc
The Irish-American's Song
Songs of the Union and Confederate Irish Soldiers, 1861-1865.
Released by Haunted Field Records
Recorded during the 2004 European tour centered around David Kincaid's solo albums "The Irish Volunteer" and "The Irish-American's Song," this album features front man David Kincaid (lead vocals, mandolin, bodhrán, acoustic guitar and banjo), along with The Brandos Ernie Mendillo (bass, backing vocals) and Frank Giordano (backing vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica), and Christopher Layer (uilleann pipes, flute and whistle). This 20-song, 2-CD set, in a beautiful 6-panel fold out digipak package, includes a 12-page booklet featuring a number of great tour photos and liner notes by David Kincaid.
Due to a million and one distractions, the continuing series of songs of the Irish in the American Civil War is temporarily on hold. It has been started, however, and will get done in the not-too-distant future.
David Kincaid, John Whelan Featured Musicians In Hollywood Film "Gods And Generals"(click for more info).
A new album of songs of the Irish in the American Civil War is currently in the works.