The History of the Jacobite Risings in Song and Story - Celtic Music Concert by Charlie Zahm
Join us Charlie Zahm, one of the greatest Celtic singers in the country, performs beautiful celtic music and tells the stories of the Jacobite Rebellions. Perfect for all those who not only enjoy celtic music, but for fans of the book and TV series Outllander!
"I will share the fate o' my Prince, and so shall every man over whom God and Nature has given me power!"
So proclaimed the gallant Lochiel as he brought his 900 Cameron Highlanders into the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Glenfinnan at the head of Loch Shiel in August 1745. Forming the nucleus of Charlie's army, the Camerons (whose battle cry was "Sons of hounds, come hither and eat flesh!") were followed closely that morning by the Keppoch MacDonalds . . . and the Rising of '45 was on!
Sit back and enjoy the Jacobite experience, which actually begins with the abdication of James II and the invasion of the Dutch Prince William of Orange in 1688, and hear the spirited songs which help to illustrate the period of the exiled Stuarts and the many attempts by the loyal Highlanders to help them regain their throne. After "the Forty-Five", life in the Highlands changed, and changed utterly— the landscape created by the government destruction on all things Highland is still visible to this very day. It is a story that has to be told, and Charlie Zahm will tell it like no other.
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!
- Thursday, February 6, 2020
- 6:30pm - 7:45pm
- Middletown Free Library
- Adult Library
Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm
Fridays 10am - 5pm
Saturdays 11am - 4pm
Sundays 1pm - 4pm