Tannahill Weavers - fiercely high energy Scottish music - Apr 13

Thursday, March 28, 2019


The Seattle Folklore Society is pleased to present the award winning renowned Scottish trad band the Tannahill Weavers, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The concert takes place at 7:30pm, at the Phinney Center (lower building), 6532 Phinney Ave N., in Seattle.

The Tannahills are very properly considered one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, known for their all Scottish repertoire and infectious high energy on rousing jigs, reels, and songs.

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.”

This review was generated from seeing and hearing the drive and power of the boys at work; guitarist and vocalist Roy Gullane; flute, tin whistles, and bodhran by Phil Smillie; new fiddler Malcolm Bushby; and piper Mike Katz, ex piper from Battlefield Band.

Lead vocalist Roy Gullane has a lovely chemistry with the audience, and his jokes about Scottish life and culture in his inimitable brogue add even more to the humor and fun of a Tannahill concert.

Their musicianship has only deepened and expanded over this, the 51st year of the band’s existence, culminating in awards and accolades from folks around the globe, and their induction into the Scottish Trad Music Hall of Fame. Together they skillfully execute old favorites and introduce new pieces destined to become favorites, such as the soulful and beautiful song, "The Great Ships. "

Tickets online or in person at prior SFS shows (check or cash).


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