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THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS- SOLD OUT
May 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$25
THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.
Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014 they are joined by innovative piper Lorne MacDougall. Lorne comes with a high pedigree, having arranged and performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie “Brave”, along with a long list of other accomplishments. With the release of the Tannahill’s 17th recording, Live and In Session, on award-winning label Compass Records, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to foot-stomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
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“…no band of their ilk has performed with more energy or authority than the Tannies, who blend guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, bodhran and pipes into a lilting product as fine and enduring as the textiles woven by namesake weavers of their Scottish hometown, Paisley.” – Westword, Denver CO
“…the Weavers combine tradition with the spirit and energy of rock ‘n’ roll into an entertaining and satisfying evening of music, humor and joy.” – News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
“…their great humour and superb musicianship make them on of the finest bands on the circuit.” – Rogue Folk Review
“…world class musicians with passion and a healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart of the tradition itself.” – Mojo Magazine
“If you haven’t yet discovered the emotional power and beauty of Celtic music, then you owe it to yourself to see firsthand one of the best traditional Celtic folk bands in the world – The Tannahill Weavers. No other group comes close to matching their musical style and breathtaking harmony. Whether they’re performing an a cappella ballad with beauty and precision, or a hard-driving Gaelic battle tune, this band is one of a kind, featuring stunning vocals, as well as the best guitar, pipes, fiddle, bohdran, bones, and tin whistle players anywhere.” – Miami Valley Guide to Musical Diversity
“The group that introduced a generation raised on rock ‘n’ roll to the power and joy of Celtic music.” – The Oregonian, Portland OR “Their artistry derives from the intricate weaving of past and present, and a commingling of instrumental virtuosity and vocal harmonies that have won acclaim around the world.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN
“This is Celtic music… much like bluegrass or good old rock and roll, makes you want to get on your feet and dance. The Tannahill Weavers personify this music, and if you are given to superlatives, you have to call their talent ‘awesome’.” – John Millar, Regina Leader Post
“Versatility is their strong suit, backed up by instrumental brilliance and on-stage high spirit.” – local press, Vancouver, Canada
“What this Scottish quintet weaves are spellbinding performances of modern and traditional folk songs, from the highlands and north of England. With fiddle, large and small bagpipes, bouzouki, flute, bodhran, guitar and the strongest of voices – their a capella, four-part harmonies are sumptuous – the Weavers come across the Atlantic spreading the finest of sounds Celtic.” – Willamette Week, Portland OR