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

 

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Previous events

Oct6

Tannahill Weavers at Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Scotland's Tannahill Weavers return to the Old Town School of Folk Music for an evening of Celtic Music & Humour. Bagpipes! Fiddle & flute! Songs & jokes! Featuring the inimitable Mike Katz of the Battlefield Band on Pipes. Tickets will be available shortly. Remember Celtic Music + Humour = FUN!

Oct5

Indy Folk Series

Unitarian Universalist Church, 615 W 43rd Street, Indianapolis IN USA

Scotland's Tannahill Weavers return to Indianapolis for the Indy Folk Series! 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! Tickets go on sale Sept 1. Remember Celtic Music + Humor = FUN

Oct4

Ten Pound Fiddle

MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing MI USA

Scotland's Tannahill Weavers return to East Lansing - 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 of Battlefield Band fame on bagpipes - don't miss it! Tickets will be on sale soon when the Ten Pound Fiddle season is officially announced. Remember Celtic Music + Humor = FUN

Oct3

Lake Superior State University Arts Center

Lake Superior State University Arts Center, Circle Drive, Sault Ste Marie MI

Scotland's Tannahill Weavers are excited make their first visit to LSSU and Sault Ste Marie! 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! Remember Celtic Music + Humor = FUN

Oct2

Sleder's Family Tavern

Sleder's Family Tavern, 717 Randolph Street, Traverse City, MI

Scotland's Tannahill Weavers return to Traverse City to make their first visit to Sleder's Family Tavern - 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 of Battlefield Band fame on bagpipes - don't miss it! Remember Celtic Music + Humor = FUN

Oct1

The Ark

The Ark, 316 S Main Street, Ann Arbor MI USA

The Tannies team up with the Old Blind Dogs for an evening of Celtic Music and humour. Bagpipes! Fiddle and flute! Songs and jokes! This tour features the inimitable Mike Katz of the Battlefield Band on pipes with the Tannahills. Remember Celtic Music + Humour = FUN!

Sep29

Juan de Fuca Arts

Juan de Fuca Arts, Port Angeles WA USA

Join the Tannies for another 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!