LIVE: The Tannahill Weavers @ Caffe Lena, 2/26/11

March 3rd, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg
 Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie

Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie

The Tannahill Weavers are a Scottish quartet that has been playing predominantly traditional Celtic tunes for more than 40 years. The group’s signature acoustic sound – highlighted by the Highland bagpipes – is so deeply rooted in the musical tradition that even their sweeping original songs sound as though they were written a century or two ago.

After a snowstorm forced the band to cancel their visit to Saratoga Springs last year, the Tannahill Weavers’ long-awaited return brought out the fans in droves. Last Saturday night at Caffe Lena, it seemed as though there wasn’t even an open square-foot of standing room.

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