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Tannahill Weavers

$15 ADV $20 At the Door

In the late 18th and early 19th century Scotland was in a turmoil of change. Highlanders

were being driven from their lands and into the burgeoning Lowland factory systems. This

brought two quite distinct cultures together, the mystic Celtic culture of the North and the

old Anglo/Scots culture of the Lowlands. They were married by the double barreled shotgun

of necessity and the Industrial Revolution. But this forced union brought forth a cultural

heritage which, thanks to people like Robert Burns and Robert Tannahill, outlasted the

worst of the Industrial Revolution. It married the mystic beauty of the Celtic music to the

coarse, brawling, but vitally human music, poetry and ballads of the Lowlands. It is precisely

this strangely moving yet lustily stirring quality that the Tannahill Weavers have captured in

their arrangements of the traditional music and songs of Scotland. All of their material is

traditional, but as good musicians should, they have transformed it and brought it into the

modern world, vitally alive and kicking.

HT, Stringbark and Greenhide, Newcastle, Australia

Earlier Event: March 21
Tyler Ramsey
Later Event: March 25
Hendershot's Open Mic Night aka HOMN