the tannahill weavers

from scotland

“The music may be pure old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”        - Winnipeg Free Press

"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new."    - New York Times

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland, and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the Tannahill Weavers have made an international name for their special brand of Celtic music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.  As one of the world's premier traditional Celtic bands, their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, original ballads and lullabies, and humorous tales of life in Scotland.

As they celebrate the nomination of their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) as album of the year, and themselves as band of the year, 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.

"Formed from a Paisley pub session in 1968, seminal trailblazers the Tannahill Weavers now also rank as national treasures." 
                                   -Glasgow Celtic Connections 2018


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RESCHEDULING: Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games

Historic Rural Hill , 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC USA

The Tannahills play the Rural Hill Scottish Festival after a break of a good few years - we’re excited! Watch the festival website for performance schedule and ticket info. April 18 & 19 RESCHEDULING to August 15 - 16, yet to be confirmed if the Tannahills can make this date...


MOVED TO OCT 21 : ISIS Music Hall

ISIS Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

This concert is being rescheduled to October due to the coronavirus. Date to be confirmed.

$20 Advance / $25 Day of Show

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play traditional Celtic music at its best! Their music spans the centuries with fiery instrumentals, topical songs, and humorous tales of life in Scotland.

Main Stage Seated :: Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner (Table) Reservations 828-575-2737


CANCELLED : The Burren by WGBH

The Burren Backroom, Elm Street, Somerville Mass. 02144 USA

This concert has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule to early October, or April/May 2021.

"The 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 introspection." -The Boston Globe, Boston MA

"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." - New York Times