about

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 release their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) to celebrate their 50th anniversary, 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

 

Jul27

M'Eire Morough Folk Festival

Dendermonde, Belgium

Maak je klaar voor de 16de editie van het M’Eire Morough Folkfestival in Dendermonde! Van vrijdag 26 juli tot zondag 28 juli kan je je onderdompelen in een bad van de beste internationale folkmuziek. Laat je zeker ook meeslepen door de verhalen van Donderelf. Oefen zelf je zwaardvechtkunsten. Proef van de beste whisky. Laat je schminken als een ridder of prinses. Kortom: beleef de wereld van Schotten, Ieren, Kelten… in onze groene oase. http://folkdendermonde.be/

Aug10

Alnwick Music Festival

Alnwick, UK

Join the Tannies for an evening of Celtic Music and humour. Bagpipes! Fiddle and flute! Songs and jokes! Featuring the inimitable Mike Katz of the Battlefield Band on pipes. Remember Celtic Music + Humour = FUN!

Aug24

Marymass Folk Festival

The Volunteer Rooms, Parterre, Irvine, UK KA12 0BA

Scotland's Tannahill Weavers return to Irvine for Marymass Folk Festival! Join them as they perform their favourite tunes and songs with bagpipes, fiddle, flute, harmony vocals, and plenty of laughs. For 2019 we've got the inimitable Mike Katz on bagpipes - don't miss it! Concert starts at 7:30, Tannies on at 10:15. Buy tickets online or phone Joyce at 01294 551047 to reserve.

Sep5

Long's Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park, CO, USA

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Estes Park, CO

Join the Tannies for a weekend of Celtic Music and humour at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Bagpipes! Fiddle and flute! Songs and jokes! Featuring the inimitable Mike Katz of the Battlefield Band on pipes. Remember Celtic Music + Humour = FUN!

Sep12

Granite City Folk Society, St Cloud MN USA

St Cloud, MN

Join the Tannies for an evening of Celtic Music and humour. Bagpipes! Fiddle and flute! Songs and jokes! Featuring the inimitable Mike Katz of the Battlefield Band on pipes. Remember Celtic Music + Humour = FUN!