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SCOTLAND’S TANNAHILL WEAVERS
50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their
dynamic, traditional Celtic music to (venue) on (date).
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.
The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement
loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique
combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and
rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg
Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed -
could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last
night's concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive
and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll."
Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for
the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert
Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special
brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies
with the power of modern rhythms. 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 were joined by innovative piper Lorne
MacDougall. Lorne comes with a high pedigree, having arranged and
performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie "Brave", Dreamworks
"How to Train Your Dragon 2", and the BBCs "Dr Who",
along with a long list of other accomplishments.
As they embark on their 50th anniversary year in 2018, they are firmly established as one of the premier
groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping
reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is
matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and
-New York Times
"Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic
instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric. The quartet
is as tight and as versatile as any band in the Celtic music revival.
They can summon rock ‘n’ roll intensity or haunting
- The Boston Globe, Boston MA
"…as close to perfect as it gets in an
imperfect world." - Sing Out!
"…the Weavers’ unpretentious manner and
superlative playing set them apart from most other Celtic groups... In a
world where good taste has become a scarce commodity, the Tannahill
Weavers are a wealthy bunch." - The
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, SC
"…world class musicians with passion and a
healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart
of the tradition itself." - Mojo