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A Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial Concert

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All Ages
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

Two hundred years ago, Washington had been burned and the British turned their wrath onto the city that had been building all those commerce raiders, Baltimore, Maryland. When the Royal Navy was rebuffed at the entrance to the Baltimore Harbor, Francis Scott Key was so moved by the still waving American flag above Fort McHenry that he wrote the song that would eventually become our national anthem. Ken and Brad Kolodner return to the Bowie Branch Library to perform that song and other songs of the early 19th Century, on traditional folk instruments, such as the fiddle, hammer dulcimer, and banjo. Please be sure to join us as we play homage to Francis Scott Key and celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.