"The Irish-American's Song" by David Kincaid is his latest album of authentic Irish music from the American Civil War, and is already receiving such critical accolades as "a fascinating selection of Union and Confederate Irish musical pieces.” ..."a rare treat for music lovers, Civil War enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys listening to a good Irish tenor” (Thomas G. Clemens- America's Civil War Magazine, US), and "The Irish-American’s Song’ has a powerful resonance that carries down to these troubled times. A great stocking stuffer for those interested in the Civil war and the Irish who fought in it.” (Ray O’Hanlon, The Irish Echo, NY) ..."follows, in style and intent, his deservedly praised 1998 album ‘The Irish Volunteer,’ and certainly meets the high standards set by that work.” ..."real enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.” (G. Leslie Sweetnam-The Wild Geese Today, Internet).
This new offering differs from David's debut effort, The Irish Volunteer, in that it consists of Irish songs from both the Union and the Confederacy in the American Civil War. The principle musicians featured are: Liz Knowles-Fiddle (Riverdance, Cherish The Ladies), Jerry O'Sullivan-Uilleann Pipes & Whistle (Shanachie recording artist), and John Whelan-Irish Button Accordion (seven time All-Ireland champion and Narada recording artist). David Kincaid handles the Lead & Harmony vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bodhrán & Bones.
Extensively researched, sources for the authentic song material vary from public libraries such as the New York City Library and Brown University, to museums and private collections. A broad search was also conducted for the period graphics, relics, and photographs, most of which were previously unpublished and have been liberally incorporated into this new album's 36 page full-color booklet. This also includes complete lyrics, and historical liner notes by acclaimed Civil War author Joseph G. Bilby.