Date(s) - Saturday, September 24, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Port Angeles Elks Ballroom
“The Tannahill Weavers – properly harnessed – could probably power an entire city for a year. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”
-Winnepeg Free Press
The Tannahill Weavers 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.
Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. The Tannahill Weavers began to attract attention when founding members Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie added the full-sized highland bagpipes to the on-stage presentations, the first professional Scottish folk group to successfully do so. Three years and a dozen countries later, the Tannahills were the toast of Europe, having won the Scotstar Award for Folk Record of the Year with their third album, The Tannahill Weavers. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Today, the Tannahill Weavers are 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 they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.