Thistle and Shamrock
6:23 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: For Freedom Alone

In 1320 a landmark document set out the principles of democracy on which the U.S. constitution was later based and it helped inspire the Declaration of Independence. This letter, The Declaration of Arbroath, is remembered today in fiddler Laura McGhee's "Arbroath Suite."

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