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Songs of the Civil War-Bob Welch
  • Montreal, MO
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"Songs of the Civil War " is a program of music, history and storytelling designed to both entertain and inform, while appealing to all ages. 

My sincere thanks to the Camden County Library District, Osage Beach and Camdenton, Missouri libraries and their patrons for hosting the Songs of the Civil War on November 8, 2014. I hope ya'll enjoyed it half as much as I did! 

Bob Welch Civil War music albums are now available from Google music, itunes, Amazon Music and CD Baby.

Bob contributed music for the Charles Larimer documentary film, "Love and Valor-the intimate Civil War letters." The documentary DVD is available through PBS-Virginia. Love and Valor DVD.

In 2014, for the eighth consecutive year, American Trust and Savings Bank of Dubuque, IA sponsored Songs of the Civil War programs in Tri-State area schools. 

The Des Moines Civic Center and Performing Arts sponsored Songs of the Civil War programs in Des Moines area schools February 26-28, 2014.  

And thank you to Kevin Royer of Beltone Hearing Aid Centers Beltone and the Royer Hearing Aid Centers sponsor "Songs of the Civil War" programs in several Iowa and Wisconsin nursing homes and assisted care communities. 

On the left side of this page, click on "Blog Posts" for newspaper features and testimonials regarding the Songs of the Civil War program. 

Bob performs songs of the Civil War period, singing and accompanying himself on guitar and banjo.Bob combines storytelling and history with the music. The songs of the 1860's literally bring history to musical life. 

Bob and his original song, "The Ballad of Jennie Wade" were honored in the "Song of the Year" songwriting competition and featured in the national magazine, "The Gettysburg Companion." 

"The Songs of the Civil War/Billy Yank & Johnny Reb" program visited more than 20 schools in the Dubuque, and tri-state area in 2009 and 2011, sponsored by the Dubuque Arts Council's Artist In Residence Series. 


Dixie's Land

Battle Cry of Freedom

The Ballad of Jennie Wade

Old Dan Tucker

Jine The Cavalry

Oh Susanna

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Tenting Tonight On The Old Camp Ground

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye/When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Past Performances
The American Civil War Museum-Gettysburg, PA.
Sailors Creek Battlefield-Virginia
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum-Springfield, IL
Dubuque, IA. Arts Council-Artist In Residence Series
Muskets and Memories-Boscobel, WI.
Milwaukee Soldiers Home Reclaiming Our Heritage Weekend-Milwaukee, WI.
Civil War Days-Pipestone, MN
The Battle of Pea Ridge Reenactment-Keokuk, IA.
Mason City Civil War Reenactment-Mason City, IA.
Thunder In The Park Civil War Reenactment-Waukon, IA
Battle of Laurel Hill-Belington, WV
Rollo Jamison Museum Heritage Day-Platteville, WI.
The Grout Museum-Waterloo, IA.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Civil War Roundtable
Des Moines, Iowa Civil War Roundtable
Fort Snelling-St. Paul, MN
Elk Horn City War Reenactment Elk Horn, Iowa
General Grierson Days-Civil War Reenactment Jacksonville, IL.
Reflections of the Civil War @ Seminole Valley Historic Farm Cedar Rapids, IA
Holden, MO. Civil War Reenactment
Kenosha Civil War Museum-Kenosha, WI.
1st Annual Battle of Old Bradford-Nashua, IA.

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
I was searching for information on clawhammer technique after purchasing my first Prust banjo.
How long have you played banjo?
Since 2005
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Deering and Prust

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Great Job!

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:06am 0 Comments

“Mr. Welch did a great job presenting information about the Civil War through stories and songs. The students and staff gave him a great evaluation!” Susan Roegge-Special Education Department Chair Turner Jr. High Jacksonville, IL.


Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:06am 0 Comments

“The reviews of your assemblies here at Roosevelt have been OUTSTANDING! The teachers thought it was great, and my eighth grade daughter, who never talks about anything school related, was talking about it that night at the supper table. She really enjoyed it!”    Jeffrey J. Johll Assistant Principal/Activities Director Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. Dubuque, IA.

Thank you!

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:05am 0 Comments

“Thank YOU, Bob! You were certainly a great fit for our museum . Best to you, Linda.”

Linda Shuck-Events Specialist Living History Farms Urbandale, IA. 

Songs of the Civil War in the Classroom

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:04am 0 Comments

“Bob Welch’s “Songs of the Civil War” performance was a treat! Bob kept them engaged and kept the questions coming, helping our students to remain involved and to delve even deeper into our country’s history from a fresh perspective. I would recommend this program to any teacher looking to bring an enlightening and entertaining discussion to their classroom.” Kim Forbes Taft Alternative Middle School Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Great Program!

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:03am 0 Comments

“Your program was most enjoyable. If history teachers could present like you, we would have more kids interested in history! Great program!”   Cedar Rapids, IA. Public Library

A Great Historical Program!

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:03am 0 Comments

“Thank you Bob. Your program was just wonderful…a great historical program and a highly entertaining show. Your stories and songs make the Civil War times come alive”. Kathy Williams-East Dubuque, IL. District Library

Spirit of the Civil War

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:02am 0 Comments

“With these songs one can feel the “spirit of the Civil War” and an amazing connection Bob Welch has with the Civil War. If reincarnation is a fact, then Welch experienced all of the war, for his songs are filled with a reality of the times.” Ken Allers Jr. Co-author of “The History Buffs Guide to Gettysburg” and "The Fog of Gettysburg".

A Great Asset!

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:01am 0 Comments

“You were a great asset to our show... I heard from several people that said you were their favorite part of the weekend.”     Mike Faivre-Polo, IL. Sesquicentennial Chairman

Excellent Program!

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

The Board Members of the Dubuque Arts Council are very appreciative to have had you as our Artist in Residence. From the evaluations and comments we have received from the schools, you have done an excellent job for us. The board members were thrilled by your performance and by the response of the teachers and students during your performance.

Thanks again for your excellent program.


(The Songs of the Civil War/Lincoln & Liberty Too…


"Ya'll are gonna want Goober Peas on your IPods aren't you?"

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 6:59am 0 Comments

Thank you so much for coming...We all enjoyed it. I've had many
compliments from teachers and students... We had to sing Goober Peas
again during 2nd grade music this afternoon. 
--Patty Griffin Music K-4 Manchester, Iowa Lambert Elementary


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