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CANCELLED - An Evening of Revolutionary Music with Bedlam

Date: Friday, November 11, 2022

Location: O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern, 113 Main Street

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Ticketholders will be contacted by HA staff as to their options. Please contact with any questions.

Bedlam will be with us at our Colonial Yuletide Celebration on December 3 - learn more here!

Honor and celebrate Veteran’s Day with a patriotic musical tribute. Join Historic Annapolis for a return engagement of the musical group, Bedlam, at O’Brien’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant. 

Drawing largely from the group’s repertoire of 18th and 19th century music of early America, the performers use their voices, recorders, guitars, drums, and hammer dulcimer to explore a variety of themes relevant to war and its effects on communities. 


Among the varied musical styles and settings will be upbeat songs to lift morale, ballads commemorating heroes and battles, and songs to memorialize the fallen young soldiers. For example, the ballad, “The Death of General Wolf”, chronicles the historic battle of Quebec that was fought between the French and British armies on the Plains of Abraham outside the city walls. You will also hear marching tunes like “Yankee Doodle” and “The British Grenadiers” and recruiting songs like “Over The Hills And Far Away”, that stir the soul of the listener, as much now as in former times when they called young men to war. General George Washington will be remembered in two very different songs - a tavern song called “A Toast to General Washington”, and a hauntingly beautiful ode called “Lady Washington”, which tells of Martha’s search for her husband in the confusion and chaos at the end of a battle.

Join us for this special musical tribute to America’s earliest Veterans.

Colonial garb is welcome, and program admission includes light table snacks. An optional dinner add-on is available, click here for the menu

Advance registration required. Seating is available at tables for four (4); patrons will be assigned to a table. To reserve a single table of four, please purchase your tickets under one order. For table groups larger than four, please contact Janet Hall at

Please note, this program will take place on the second floor and requires ascending a flight of stairs.

Cost: $25 per person General Admission; $20 per person for Veterans, HA Members and HA Docents. Optional dinner add-on available for $30 per person; cash bar will be available.

Ages 21 and up only.


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This evening of fun and music supports HA's Living History Education Programs.

About Our Presenters: The musical group Bedlam, founded in 1989, is a locally based ensemble specializing in music of the 17th to 19th centuries. Through voices, hammered dulcimer, guitar, percussion, and woodwinds, the group provides a current interpretation of vocal and instrumental music of that era. 

Dinner Menu (to be ordered upon arrival at the restaurant)

Dinner includes choice of one entrée below, a choice of beverage (coffee, tea, or soda), tax, and gratuity. A cash bar will be available.

  • Bowl of Soup (choice of Cream of Crab, Maryland Crab, or O'Brien's Chili) with a Side Salad
  • Classic Caesar Salad with Chicken
  • Beet Salad (roasted beets over mixed greens with shallots, feta cheese, cranberries and walnuts served with a tangerine vinaigrette)
  • Prime Burger (Black Angus with lettus, tomato and pickles), with house French Fries
  • Supreme Burger (Black Angus, crispy onions, mushrooms, lettuce, pickles, provolone, and sweet O'Brien's sauce), with house French Fries
  • Fish & Chips (O'Brien's lager beer-battered cod fish filets fried to a golden crisp), with tarter sauce, house French Fries, and Slaw

Special thanks to O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern!



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