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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 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 2016, they continue to tour and release new recordings. They are named after Scottish poet Robert Tannahill, known as the 'Weaver Poet,' and have recorded several of his songs.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 The Old Woman's Dance 2
1986 Land of Light 1
1992 The Mermaid's Song 1
1994 Capernaum 1
1996 Leaving St. Kilda 1
2000 Alchemy 1
2003 Arnish Light 1
2007 Live and In Session 1
Are Ye Sleeping Maggie 1
Cullen Bay 1
Dancing Feet 1
Epona 1
IV 1
Passage 1
The Tannahill Weavers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 The Best of the Tannahill Weavers: 1979-1989 1
1997 The Tannahill Weavers Collection: Choice Cuts 1987-1996 1

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