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Turn it Down: Tannahill Weavers at Ten Pound Fiddle

Scottish legends bring fiery show to East Lansing


Friday, Oct. 4 @ MSU Community Music School,

4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing.

All ages, $20, $18 members, $5 students. 7:30 p.m.

After the record show ends on Friday, those wanting to take in some first-rate live folk tunes might want to stick around for The Tannahill Weavers concert. The event, also hosted by the Ten Pound Fiddle at the MSU Community Music School, starts at 7:30 p.m. In its performance, the Scottish-folk innovators perform their harmonious Celtic songs with bagpipes, fiddle and flute, with ample humor injected throughout the festive evening.   

The Tannahill Weavers are considered one of the world’s best traditional Scottish bands. Their varied set list spans the centuries with fiery instrumentals, topical songs, self-penned ballads, lullabies and witty tales of life in Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s a hybrid sound The New York Times described as “an especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.” 

While their sound may be on the vintage side of the spectrum, the Tannahill Weavers have steadily kept busy since their 1968 inception in a Scottish pub. In 2011, the group was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Last year, the band released its acclaimed 50th anniversary album, “Òrach” (“Golden” in Gaelic) via Compass Records. Now, in its 51st year of touring, the band features a fresh face, bagpiper Mike Katz of the Battlefield Band, an icon in the Scottish piping scene.





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