Òrach Compass Records
"Musically and spiritually it connects all the players, Robert Tannahill himself and through the playing
demonstrates that the music is still moving onwards, never frozen looking backwards. A celebration of spirit that is never just nostalgia. Golden indeed." - Northern Sky
"...the fifty years of The Tannahill Weavers is summed up in one glorious album...Pablo Picasso is reputed to have said
that the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls and in this celebratory recording the Tannies have done just that with tales of yore and vibrant tunes.
Just sit back and let them do their thing." -
Live and In Session Compass Records
"This CD stands as a testament to
the compelling and masterful sound of a band who forty years on retain
both the freshness and command which first attracted us to their
playing." - The Living Tradition
"...pairing fiery instrumentals
with rich harmony singing...surefire crowd pleasers" -
Arnish Light Green Linnet Records 1226
"...expertly rendered medleys
and songs that feature the band's trademark
richly arranged harmonies... Recommended." -
All Music Guide
AlchemyGreen Linnet Records
"…you’ll be hard-pressed to discover a better album in their
long discography than Alchemy,
aptly named, since the Weavers have, for some time, been transforming
what is for them common material into world music that really is
golden." -Billboard Magazine
"I think Alchemy is their best recording to date… Everything
is faultlessly arranged and flawlessly performed. Highly
- The Living Tradition
Epona Green Linnet Records 1193
"…one of this year’s few drop dead gorgeous records…"
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
"…another outstanding outing from this legendary band."
-Spectator, Raleigh, NC
The Tannahill Weavers Collection : Choice Cuts 1987 – 1996 Green
Linnet Records 1182 (1997)
"It’s a truly splendid compendium of Scottish sounds and lore…"
- Star/Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
"And a roun’ bonnie collection this is… Grandly combining
nimble virtuosity with an abiding fondness for tradition, this lot
stands apart as the real McCoy in a field crowded with quasi-Celtic
- Sound Views
Leaving St. Kilda Green Linnet
Records 1176 (1996)
"Leaving St. Kilda isn’t just another example of their
prodigious talents; it may, in fact, be the crowning achievement of
their 22 years of recording. For each song is infused with spirit, skill
and a palpably passionate love for the music." - Ron
Hubbard, Knight-Ridder Newspapers
"…a rollicking good time!"
- Victory Review
Capernaum (Indie Award Winner 1994!!)
Green Linnet Records 1146 (1994)
"(the) exquisite Capernaum weaves a dramatic, enchanting
spell….It is difficult to imagine the Tannahill Weavers recording a
- The Columbus Dispatch
"…a work of beauty, power, and majesty… as close to perfect
as it gets in an imperfect world."
- Sing Out!
"This CD sees the Tannahills confirm their status as one of the
most entertaining bands on the scene at the moment, as if that needed
confirming. In full flow they invigorate and delight, while they are
also capable of subtlety and gentleness when needed. Tannahills fans
will need no prompting to buy this, and the rest of you shouldn’t
hesitate either." - The
The Mermaid's Song Green Linnet
Records 1121 (1992)
"Scottish traditional music at its best…"
- The Daily News, Rhinelander, WI
Cullen Bay Green Linnet Records 1108
"…a bright, energetic recording full of Gaelic fire and
- Wisconsin State Journal
"…an exciting release full of power, imagination, and sweet
- Hi-Fi News & Record Review
Best of the Tannahill Weavers 1979 – 1989 Green Linnet
Records 1100 (1989)
"…a luminous and winning collection of fiery jigs and reels
and original and traditional ballads and lullabies."
Arizona Daily Star
Dancing Feet Green Linnet Records
"…an album that ranks amongst the best of Celtic offerings in
the past year or so and the best ever from the Tannahills."
"…should get feet dancing on both sides of the Atlantic…
- Billboard Magazine
Land of Light Green Linnet Records
"The music, the arrangements, the execution, all is elegantly
simple and direct. Each part is exquisitely done, and every part is
subservient to the whole. Everyone who likes the genre will want this
album. The songs will haunt the empty spaces at the edge where you
live." - Victory Review
"…an especially eloquent mix of the old and the new."
- The New York Times
Passage Green Linnet Records 3031
"Lusty attack, crack musicianship and tasteful inclusion of
electric instruments add muscle to this Scottish folk foursome, making
its U.S. label debut."
- Billboard Magazine
"They ‘kick out the jams!"’
- Village Voice, New York, NY
Tannahill Weavers IV Hedera Records
"…their tight instrumental and vocal arrangements have a verve
and enthusiasm that always manage to set my feet tapping."
- Bob Walton, Southern Rag
"…powerful reels and jigs, great pipe playing, all played at
the Tannahill’s usual breakneck speed." -Geoff
The Tannahill Weavers (Scotstar Award
Winner!) Hedera Records 103 (1979)
"…robust vocals, tight, expert ensemble playing…a must for
your collection." -Ed Peabody, Celtic
"…the best album the Tannahills have made yet, which means one
of the best to come out of Scotland." -Melody
The Old Woman's Dance Hedera Records
"…this is a grand record, a big advance – let’s face it
– on much of the group music being recorded now."
- Folk News
Are Ye Sleeping Maggie? Hedera
Records 101 (1976)
"…a bewildering breadth of talent…in some beautiful, and at
times, surprising, arrangements of traditional songs and melodies."
& Greenhide, Newcastle, Australia