The Tannahill Weavers

Oct 15, 2022 (Sat) / 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

The Tannahill Weavers is one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Its diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. The band’s 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 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 Tannahill Weavers has made an international name for its 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, its diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, original ballads, lullabies, and humorous tales of life in Scotland. As Garrison Keillor, the host of “Prairie Home Companion,” remarked, “These guys are a bunch of heroes every time they go on tour in the States.”

Over the years, the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and the band’s tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won it 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 2018, it released the highly acclaimed 50th anniversary album, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) on award-winning label Compass Records. In 2019, the band was nominated for Folk Band of the Year at the Trad Awards, and in 2021 it has been joined by Iain MacGillivray, Scotland’s youngest Clan leader, on pipes and fiddle. As it returns to the world of touring, the Tannahill Weavers is firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to foot-stomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material the band performs is matched only by bandmembers’ enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. 

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