It needs young blood. Interested? Shoot me a message and your area and I can hook you up. You don't have to dress like a reenactor though many do. Some will invite you to a shoot and let you try.

Smoothbore Twilight Comp. Look at the muzzle flashes ripple in the line in the first volley

Night Artillery Fire

Just listen to that line of muskets recorded at the beginning. This vid shows varying shoots at the competition.