Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers to Make a Stop in the Triad During Special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Tour
High Point, N.C. – The Tannihill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Demonstrating to old and young alike the rich the varied musical heritage of the Celtic people, these versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances that seemingly can’t get better … yet continue to do just that.
The group is set to appear at the High Point Theatre for one show only, Friday, September 28, at 8:00 p.m., a stop on its special celebratory 50th anniversary tour.
Legendary band set to perform a repertoire of dynamic, traditional Celtic music on Friday, September 28
The Tannahill Weavers have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. 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 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014 they were joined by innovative piper Lorne MacDougall. Lorne comes with an impressive pedigree, having arranged and performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie “Grave”, Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, and the BBC’s “Dr. Who”, along with a long list of other accomplishments.
As the Tannihill Weavers embark on their 50th anniversary year in 2018, 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.
“We’re very honored that this dynamic group elected to make the Triad a stop on their special 50th anniversary tour.” says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “This band is one of a kind with its stunning vocal harmonies, expert musicianship and joyful enthusiasm. You do not want to miss this exciting Celtic experience!”
Tickets are $10-$15, available at the box office by calling (336) 887-3001 and online at HighPointTheatre.com
About High Point Theatre
Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 965-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, displays, and receptions, and free parking.