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Scots Tannahill Weavers In Concert

November 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$15 – $25

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premiere traditional bands, and will be appearing on concert Nov 12th at the Ballard Homestead, Seattle, 7:30pm. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries, with fire driven instruments, topical songs, and original ballads. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t be bettered – yet continue to do just that!

In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in in 2021 they were joined by exciting piper and fiddle player Iain MacGillivray, who is also Scotland’s youngest Clan leader. Iain, a fluent Gaelic speaker, has worked on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts, and has performed for a huge list of stars and dignitaries in recent years.

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. 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.”

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. As the band celebrate the nomination of their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) as album of the year, and themselves as band of the year, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage.

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

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

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


November 12, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $25
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Abbey Arts
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Ballard Homestead
6541 Jones Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117 United States
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