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Songs of the Jacobite Rising

Without the advantages (or disadvantages) of social media in the 18th century, songs played an important role in influencing popular sentiment both for and against the Jacobite cause.

While relatively few Hanoverian or pro-government songs have been recorded, there are many Jacobite songs that have been written and recorded through the centuries.

Listen to Sheena Wellington, Scotland’s leading traditional singer sing three Jacobite and two pro-Government songs.