Civil War singer / musician Charles Zahm will present a program: A Tribute to the Irish Brigade on Long Island. Zahm is an American singer and player of Celtic, maritime and traditional American music. He was born in 1965 in Michigan. He now lives in Pennsylvania. For the most part, he sings Scottish, Irish, and early American traditional music. He also branched out into other genres, recording a CD of hymns in 2009, and a country album in 2013. He sings baritone, plays guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, flute and pennywhistle. He has also recorded several albums composed entirely of self-written songs, mostly in a traditional Celtic style. Many of Zahm's studio albums and concerts feature former Del McCoury Band fiddler Tad Marks.
Zahm learned to play the banjo, his first instrument at the age of 14. After attending college he toured in Europe and Japan with Up With People. He has continued to play shows ever since, from large concert halls to small house concerts. In 2014 he traveled to Qatar to play on Memorial Day for the members of the U.S. Military at the Al Udeid Air Base. Zahm has also been featured on two DVDs: Out of the Mist in 2002 and Charlie Zahm: An Evening of Classic Melodies in 2007. He was also in the movie Gettysburg — Three Days of Destiny.