Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alamo: 175th Anniversary

The year 2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo!

For 13 days in 1836, around 200 Texas defenders held the Alamo from over one thousand of General Santa Anna's troops. The defenders, along with their leaders William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, would die fighting overwhelming odds for freedom.

The battle, that is still remembered, ended March 6, 1836.

At the Alamo in 1836 was (at least) a bagpiper and a fiddler. The men at the Alamo played and sang songs that were brought to the New World from Scotland, Ireland and England. These songs were later used as tunes for ballads and stories written about the Alamo and the Texas revolution. Carl Peterson now presents these songs, many for the first time, in an incredible double CD collection, Scotland Remembers the Alamo.

And don't miss the accompanying book Now's the Day and Now's the Hour by Carl Peterson, that examines the role of Scotland at the Alamo and in Texas history, and also includes the lyrics and music for the songs on Scotland Remembers the Alamo CD.

Purchase the CD and Book at either of these locations:
Carl Peterson


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