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Over the Isles to America

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In 1773, thousands of Scottish citizens from the Isle of Skye immigrated to North Carolina's Cape Fear Valley region to escape unaffordable rent increases. To celebrate their new lives, the immigrants created a new dance called “America”, which was performed to a brisk reel. The accompanying song, “Over the Isles to America”, is still a popular folk song in Scotland, according to Scottish folk song authority James E. Scott.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 40 Issue 3, July 1972, p12-14, il, por