Scotland's Influence on America's Music

June 14, 2016, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

Scotland's traditional music was popular in 18th-century America. Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry played and danced to Scottish fiddle tunes. George Washington and family were also fond of the songs of Robert Burns, who around the time of the American Revolution, was one of the most popular poets in America. Join Master Fiddler John Turner for an hour of tunes and stories about Scottish traditions and how they made their way into American culture.