Press release

On Friday Yes Musselburgh celebrated St Andrews Day with a ‘Jacobite Sang & Story’ show, performed by the Crochallen duo Stuart McHardy & Gaelic singer John Greig. There was communal singing as their double set included many favourites like the ‘Skye Boat Song’ and ‘The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’.

Wilma Veitch, Convenor remarked ‘The ’45 was the last rising of the Clans and as an author and historian Stuart was well able to reveal the individual tragedies behind even the most romantic of ‘Jacobite’ songs’.

Hot stovies and ‘the water life’ were enjoyed along with a fine exhibition from The Stennis Historical Society which displayed a map showing the British Army forts and hundreds of military outposts built during the post Culloden occupation. These covered the whole of Scotland and ended mass Gaelic culture

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