The Tannahill Weavers

Thursday 17 September 2020, 7.45pm

Neville Studio - £13.50


Unfortunately, this event is no longer be able to go ahead. We will be in touch with all bookers as soon as we can to arrange a refund and thank you in advance for your patience.

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 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. Over the years the Tannies have been international 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 2018 they released their highly acclaimed 50th Anniversary album Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) on award-winning label Compass Records. They have recently been nominated for Folk Album of the Year and Folk Band of the Year in Scotland, and in 2020 they are touring with piper Fraser Fifield, veteran of Capercaillie, Wolfstone, and Old Blind Dogs and one of Scotland’s most exciting bagpipe and whistle players. From reflective ballads to foot-stomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.


“…the group has found an especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.”
Stephen Holden, New York Times

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

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

“…the Tannies are the best that Scotland can aspire to (and believe me, that is THE BEST).”
The Living Tradition

“Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric. The quintet 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

“The group that introduced a generation raised on rock ‘n’ roll to the power and joy of Celtic music.”
The Oregonian

“…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

“…their great humour and superb musicianship make them on of the finest bands on the circuit.”
Rogue Folk Review

“…there probably aren’t too many bands hiding on the misty moors who can match the Tannahill Weavers for consummate musicianship, a grasp of the traditional canon and the kind of group cohesiveness that borders on telepathy…. one of the most exciting ensembles currently recording in any genre.”
Ron Hubbard, Knight-Ridder Newspapers


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