From the Shores of Fife to the Allegheny with The Bowhill Players


Wed 12th Jun 2019



2 hours

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

01383 602365

Large-scale emigration from Scotland to America began in the 1700s and continued until the 20th century. Displaced and impoverished Scots went in search of a better life. At the age of 13, in 1848, Andrew Carnegie left Dunfermline to emigrate to the United States with his family. They settled in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and Carnegie went to work in a factory, earning $1.20 a week. Their experience was shared by tens of thousands of others …

As part of a series of events to mark 'Carnegie 100', The Bowhill Players, famed for their acclaimed interpretation of the songs and poetry of Joe Corrie and Fife’s vibrant mining culture, present a lively evening of traditional folk music/bluegrass and Americana exploring Fife’s connection with the Great American Dream.

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