The Shenandoah Valley Minstrels were formed in the Fall of 2009 to provide music for the Civil War Ball in Luray Caverns. Since that day, the group has immersed itself in the music from the Civil War era, performing at additional Balls in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, historical celebration and memorial days, civil war re-enactments and encampments, and even in a few parades!  Please check our schedule page to see if the Shenandoah Valley Minstrels may be available to participate in your event, and send us a message from the contact page with any questions you may have. Thank you!

In September of 2011, we met Tom and Lesley Mack at a Victorian Ball at Luray Caverns when Tom stepped up to be the dance caller for the evening. Since then, Tom and Lesley have joined the Shenadoah Valley Minstrels on many occasions as callers, dancers and musicians. They have established a group of dancers called the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers, and they provide Victorian Era dancing exhibitions throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Please see the SVCWED website for more information about the services they provide.

Thornrose Cemetery Memorial Service

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Rappahannock circa 1865

Rappahannock Museum circa 1865

Rappahannock Museum circa 1865

WIlliamsport July 2013

Bw photo at williamsport 2013

UDC Ball 2013

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Moorefield Blue & Gray Ball

Morefield performance

2012 Treasure Mountain Festival

2012 treasure mtn festival

Oakleaf Bluegrass - Luray, Va

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Treasure Mountain Festival

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