CONTRIBUTED BY SUNDILLA
Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will travel more than 4,000 miles in order to bring their dynamic, traditional Celtic music to the America, and the first show of that month-long cross-country tour will be at the Sundilla Concert Series on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Showtime at Pebble Hill (101 S. Debardeleben) is 7:30 p.m., and advance tickets are available for just $20 at Spicer’s Music, Ross House Coffee and online at sundillamusic.com. Admission at the door will be $25. If the weather cooperates, this will be an outdoor show.
The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Now in their 53rd year, their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, original ballads and lullabies and humorous tales of life in Scotland. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better … yet continue to do just that.
Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland, and named for the town’s historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, 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. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. In 2018 they released their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and in 2019 they were nominated for Folk Band of the Year and Album of the Year in Scotland.
As they tour their 54th year, they 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.
This is more than just an event you don’t want to miss; it’s an opportunity that might never come again. So be there to witness the legendary Tannahill Weavers when they perform at Sundilla on Thursday, October 6.For more information, go to www.sundillamusic.com.