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.
Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, 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.
The Tannahill Weavers are:
ROY GULLANE vocals, guitar
PHIL SMILLE flute, whistles, bodhran, vocals
JOHN MARTIN fiddle, vocals
LORNE MACDOUGALL highland bagpipes, scottish small pipes, whistles
"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." New York Times
"...as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world." Sing Out!