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Òrach (The Golden Anniversary)
The Tannahill Weavers are widely considered Scotland’s premier traditional band. 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. 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. The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. The music may be old-time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll. 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.

Now in 2018, The Tannahill Weavers are celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release of their eighteenth album, Òrach (“golden” in Gaelic). With Òrach (The Golden Anniversary Album), the current line-up of Roy Gullane, Phil Smillie, John Martin and Lorne MacDougall, have brought together colleagues and members past and present to record an album of all new material – traditional and contemporary songs and sets of tunes in the Tannie’s distinctive style. The CD booklet contains photos as well as a glossary to understand the traditional songs and extensive liner notes for each song detailing its origin and performers.

Òrach (The Golden Anniversary)

The Tannahill Weavers

MP3/320 $10.00
FLAC $12.00
WAV $12.00
WAV-HD $17.00
CD $15.00

Track Listing

Jenny A' Things
Christchurch Cathedral
The Jeannie C
Northern Lights
Oh No!
Sunset Over the Somme
Fragment of a Scottish Ballad
The Asturian Sessions
The Ghost of Mick McDonnell
Pipe Major Duncan Nicholson
Jessie the Floo'er o' Dunblane
The Battle of Sheriffmuir
Gordon Duncan Set