Musicians Recreate the Music of American History in Fanwood on Monday, Nov. 17

Anne and Ridley Enslow have played Colonial American music for the past three decades. They will perform on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chelsea, 295 South Ave. in Fanwood.   Credits: Courtesy of
Anne and Ridley Enslow play Revolutionary War era instruments and sing songs of the time period. They will perform on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chelsea, 295 South Ave. in Fanwood. Credits: Courtesy of
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Step back in time to 1770s, the time of the American Colonies and the birth of our nation through an evening of free music and songs of the American Revolution by Anne and Ridley Enslow on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chelsea, 295 South Ave. in Fanwood.
From Revolutionary War songs to the stirring ballads of the Civil War, the twosome recreates the music of American history. Dressed in historically accurate clothing, they playinstruments appropriate to the period -- an 18th-century violin for Ridley and hammered dulcimer for Anne -- while singing and telling stories of the times.
Anne and Ridley Enslow began playing Colonial American music more than 30 years ago. All of their CDs were conceived initially with educational purposes in mind -- to provide an enjoyable history lesson, while also providing entertainment sophisticated enough for adults. Two of these recordings Music of the American Colonies and Music for Abraham Lincoln -- were named Notable Recordings by the American Library Association. The Lincoln CD also received the endorsement of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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