TANNAHILL WEAVERS CONCERT S - 2011
WED SEPT 14 - TUCSON
Temple of Music and Art, 330 S Scott Avenue, on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30. The concert will be held in the small Cabaret Theater.
100 maximum can attend due to venue size. $22 advance $20 seniors and TFTMtickets $25 at door, if available.
FRI. SEPT 16 - PRESCOTT
Who: The Tannahill Weavers (from Scotland)
SAT SEPT 17 - PHOENIX
WHEN: Sat. Sept. 17th Doors open at 7pm Show starts at 8pm
The Tannahill Weavers are a popular band who performs traditional Scottish music . Releasing their first album in 1976 they became notable for being one of the first popular bands to incorporate the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe (the Highland bagpipes are primarily a solo instrument) in an ensemble setting, and in doing so helped to change the sound of Scottish traditional music.
The band was formed in 1968, practicing in a back room of the McKay family's rented Council house at 41 St. Ninian's Road, Hunterhill, Paisley and first performed at St. Peter's Folk Club, Glenburn, Paisley. The Club was run by Pat Doherty, father of Weavers' founding member Neil Doherty.
As of 2009 [update] , they continue to tour and release new recordings. They are named after Scottish poet Robert Tannahill and have recorded several of his songs.
The current members of the band are:
Roy Gullane (guitar, vocals)
Phil Smillie (simple system flute, tin whistles, bodhrán, vocals)
John Martin (fiddle, cello, viola, vocals)
Colin Melville (Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, tin whistles)
Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie have been members of the band since its inception.