Lincoln’s Funeral Train in Albany

In April of 1865, Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Albany on its way from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. The president’s body lay in state at the New York state capitol from 1 am until 2 pm on April 26, 1865. During that time, an estimated 50,000 people filed past, with thousands more still waiting in line outside when the coffin had to be taken back to the train to continue its long journey home. Anne and Ridley played at the capitol to help commemorate that event.

Photo by Michael Joyce (OGS)

Anne and Ridley Enslow performing in the War Room of the New York State capitol. Photo by Michael Joyce (OGS)

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New CD!

Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 9.13.26 AMWe are pleased to announced that our fifth CD, Brandy O! Music from the Parlors of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, is finally out! It’s a spirited selection from the vast archives of music in the households of our First and Third Presidents, distilled and refined for your most excellent diversion.

Writes one reviewer: “From the first grab of the violinist’s bow, this is a CD that draws in the listener in a warm embrace and creates an intimate sound space, a virtual 18th-century parlor populated by superb musicians and engaging vocalists.”

Cokie B. Roberts, journalist and author of Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, calls it “lively, tuneful, and fun!” We hope you agree!

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