Music, Ships, and the War of 1812

One of the time periods I’ve delved into was the War of 1812 between the United States and England, including reading (President) Theodore Roosevelt’s books on the subject.

As it happened, I was recently looking for music on Spotify to see what else I could find by one of my favorite celtic singers, Heather Alexander, when I discovered she had participated on an album called “Songs of the USS Constellation” – a set of traditional sea shanties collected by Hank Cramer.
The songs cover the range of Constellations service in not only the War of 1812, but in the quasi-war with France before that, and the war against the Barbary pirates.

You can play some of the songs at the following spotify link, or if you have a Spotify account, listen to them using the spotify desktop app for free.

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