The Tannahill Weavers – one of Scotland’s leading traditional bands – will be visiting Crail as part of their Scottish tour next week.
Born of a session in Paisley, 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 they 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.
Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates, to old and young alike, the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
Crail Folk Club will host the Tannahill Weavers on Thursday, May 15, at 8.00 p.m., at Crail Community Hall. For advance tickets call 01333 450208.