An Afternoon of Scottish Music in Peterborough
The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is excited to the fourth annual Tartan Day Celebration Concert, on Sunday, April 10, featuring the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire. The Society was founded in 1988 to encourage the learning and preservation of traditional Scottish music. In addition to gathering monthly to learn both old and new Scottish music, they perform at concerts throughout New England, featuring select musicians from the full organization. The orchestra includes fiddles, flutes, accordions, guitars, piano and percussion, playing jigs, reels, airs, waltzes, and of course strathspeys – a uniquely Scottish musical form. The concert will also include some recitation of the poetry of Robert Burns, and other elements of entertainment and surprise.
Tartan Day is a national holiday in the U.S., celebrating the contributions of Scottish culture. Many of the earliest settlers in the Monadnock region were from Scotland, many having first spent a generation or two in Ireland as a result of the highland clearances. The first settler of Peterborough, Thomas Morison, was in this category.
The concert is being held in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center. It starts at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $18 / $15 for Monadnock Center members, seniors, and students. Reservations may be made online at MonadnockCenter.org, or by calling 603-924-3235.