The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw Fiddler Bonnie Rideout leads an effort to record songs of the legendary Scottish battle.
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw

The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw

The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw

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The Battle of Harlaw is memorialized by a monument north of Inverurie, Scotland — and in song. Rethought/Flickr hide caption

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The Battle of Harlaw is memorialized by a monument north of Inverurie, Scotland — and in song.

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Music has carried the story of the Battle of Harlaw through six centuries. Fiddler Bonnie Rideout led a gathering of musicians to record ancient music of the Scottish battle. Travel back in time with them and music historian John Purser, who tells listeners about this legendary conflict.