AmRev Presents: A Celtic Concert Celebrating St. Andrew’s Day
On St. Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., join the Museum of the American Revolution, the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia, and Celtic-infused folk band The Chivalrous Crickets for an evening of live music and storytelling exploring the intersections of Scottish heritage and the American Revolution. With inspiration from the Scottish Highlands to the Appalachian Mountains, hear popular tunes like “The Skye Boat Song” and discover how they connect with the stories of General Hugh Mercer, Flora MacDonald, and others who served their cause, from the Battle of Culloden to the Battle of Princeton.
Hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, the evening will include a special presentation featuring the sword carried by General Hugh Mercer, which has been on display at the Museum since 2017 as a loan from the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. Costumed Highland soldiers will join this event to interpret Scottish involvement in the American Revolution.
Attendees also have the option to add a guided tour exploring Scotland and the American Revolution in the Museum’s galleries presented by Gallery Interpretation Manager Meg Bowersox and the Sassenach Society of South Jersey. The guided tour starts at 5:15 p.m. preceding the concert.