Heritage - Friar, Hat Man and Capt. Strummer
      Image courtesy of Nick & Dave Tintype Photography.


Authentic Music of Early America

Old-time music: 1700s to mid-1800s


Historical Reenactments & Encampments, Festivals, Mountain Man Rendezvous, Schools, Museums, Wooden Boat Shows, Private Events

Depicting Mountain Men, Lewis & Clark, Colonials, Pirates

Instruments: Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Tin Whistle, Spoons

Pirates Friar and Capt. Strummer
Pirates Capt. Strummer and Friar at the Koehler Kraft Wooden Boat Festival

Larry "Friar" Edwards, Chuck "Capt. Strummer" Preble and Mike "Hat Man" Robinson are members of the Corps of Rediscovery, a group of dedicated living history reenactors specializing in the time period 1740 to 1840.

Dressed in period costumes, Friar and Strummer play authentic music of the 18th and early 19th centuries on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and tin whistle. They portray mountain men, members of the Lewis & Clark expedition (including Pierre Cruzatte, the one-eyed fiddler), colonials, Revolutionaries and pirates.

Heritage performs regularly at San Diego-area mountain man rendezvous as well as historical encampments, schools, museums, festivals, fairs and special events.

A sampling of the dozens of fiddles tunes and songs we perform includes:

Heritage - Friar, Hat Man and Capt. Strummer
Heritage, Julian Backcountry Music Festival
Photo: Nancy Brunson
Heritage - Friar, Hat Man and Capt. Strummer
Heritage, Rendezvous in Poway,
Photo: Nancy Brunson

Fiddle Tunes include Songs include
8th of January
Coming Through the Canebreak
   (to Shoot the Buffalo)*
Damon's Winder*
Durang's Hornpipe
Fisher's Hornpipe
Gentle Maiden*
Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet
   Potato Vine*
Hatman's Reel
Leather Britches*
Manitoulin Thunder*
   (copyright © 2001 Larry M Edwards)
Midnight on the Water
Mississippi Sawyer*
Old French*
Ook Pik
Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow*
Rendezvous Reel
Sailor's Hornpipe
Sally Ann*
Soldier's Joy*
Squirrel Heads & Gravy
St. Anne's Reel*
Turkey in the Straw*
Whiskey Before Breakfast
World Turned Upside Down
Yellow Barber*

* on the CD
Gum Tree Canoe*
Golden Vanity (Lowlands)*
Mole in the Ground
Rosin the Bow*
Peg and Awl
Rocky Mountain Dreams
Rove, Riley, Rove
Wayfaring Stranger*
Which Way Does Your Stick Float?

For additional information or bookings, contact:

Larry "Friar" Edwards
(858) 292-9232 (San Diego, Calif.)
Chuck "Strummer" Preble
(760) 765-2827 (Julian, Calif.)

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