(One of our pieces for the Remembrance Concert)
"Ashokan Farewell" is a piece of music composed by Jay Ungar in 1982.
It has served as a goodnight or farewell waltz at the annual Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps run by Ungar and his wife Molly Mason, who gave the tune its name, at the Ashokan Field Campus of SUNY New Paltz (now the Ashokan Center) in upstate New York.
The tune was later used as the title theme of the 1990 PBS television miniseries The Civil War, as well as the 1991 compilation album Songs of the Civil War.
Ashokan was the name of a Catskill Region village that is now mostly covered by the Ashokan Reservoir.