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Playlist of Tannahill Weavers

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  • Tannahill Weavers: The Geese In The Bog Set Live at the National Piping Centre

    3:41

    TRADtv had the pleasure of recording Scotland's legendary Tannahill Weavers performing at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow as part of their 40th anniversary celebration of introducing Highland Bagpipes to the band and as part of the Piping Live! 2015 Festival.

    This set clip features two tracks – The Geese in the Bog (trad) and The Jig of Slurs (trad).


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    Tannahill Weavers gave thanks to Colin Melville, for his 13 year service to the band and his live feed from Australia on the night, Angus Nicolson, Iain MacInnes, Duncan Nicholson, Kenny Forsyth, and the band's current piper Lorne MacDougall for piecing it all together. On bouzouki Ross Kennedy, and on percussion Gordie Duncan, son of the late Gordon Duncan who also played pipes with the Tannies. Making up the rest of line-up on the night were permanent members Phil Smillie on flute and vocals, John Martin on fiddle and vocals, and the man that glues it all together on stage Roy Gullane on guitar and vocals.

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  • Tannahill Weavers - Johnnie Cope/Atholl Highlanders

    3:40

    This is a lively set combining Johnnie Cope with Atoll Highlanders as only The Tannahill Weavers can do. From their compilation album, The Best of The Tannahill Weavers: 1979-1989. Enjoy!

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  • Tannahill Weavers - Farewell to Fiunary Heather Island

    6:42

    LYRICS:

    The air is clear the day is fine, and swiftly swiftly flows the time
    The boat is floating on the tide that wafts me off from Fiunary

    Chorus:
    We must up and haste away, we must up and haste away
    We must up and haste away, farewell, farewell tae Fiunary

    A thousand, thousand tender ties awake this day my plaintive sighs
    My heart within me almost dies, at thocht of leaving Fiunary

    Chorus

    But I must leave those happy vales,
    see how they fill, the spreading sails
    Adieu, adieu, my native dales,
    farewell, farewell tae Fiunary

    Chorus

    The first picture is of a British sailing ship, which was the type that sailed to New Zealand in the 1850s carrying Scottish and English migrants. Ships landed in the Christchurch and Dundedin Harbours for the new migrants to make their settlements in the South Island. The Scottish preferred Dunedin (Otago) and the English Christchurch (Canterbury). The Scottish moved inland also settling in Central Otago. The population in Central Otago grew rapidly during the gold-rush, which started in the 1860s. The pictures following the ship are of the mountainous areas of Central Otago (Hawea), which look similar to Scotland. The next are of the Rakai Gorge area in Canterbury and then ending with Mt. Cook. After this are a few pictures of Scotland.

    If you would like to see some great pictures of Central Otago, I recommend- (who are a Central Otago river conservation not-for-profit group).

  • Are Ye Sleeping Maggie - Tannahill Weavers

    2:53

    The Tannahill Weavers perform Are Ye Sleeping Maggie at Studio 55 Marin ( on October 17, 2015.

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  • Jamie Raeburns Farewell, The Tannahill Weavers

    6:04

    Jamie Raeburn's Farewell performed by The Tannahill Weavers ( in concert at the Institute of Musical Traditions ( Rockville, Maryland, USA on April 30, 2012.

    The Tannahill Weavers' diverse repertoire reflects the duality of Scotland's musical heritage. It embraces both the mystical quality of the Highlander's Celtic music, and the rollicking, sometimes even brawling qualities of the Lowlander's Anglo-Scots tunes. The Tannahill Weavers' arrangements blend the beauty of the traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. The penetrating sound of the Highland bagpipes is a thread of ancient memory running through it all.

    Sound: Art Isaacs, Dave Eisner, Dave Richardson, Paul blotkamp, Lucia Gruber

    Camera: Dick Tufts, Emily Whiting, Ralph Lillie

    Editing: Ralph Lillie
    © 2012, Institute of Musical Traditions

  • Tannahill Weavers - Donald MacLeans Farewell to Oban / Dunrobin Castle / The Wise Maid / Iains Jig

    4:13

    Ready the pipes! This is a roaring Scottish song with a raging ending. Lots of great music! It is from The Land of Light released in 1986. The full name of this tune is Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban / Dunrobin Castle / The Wise Maid / Iain's Jig. Enjoy!

    They were inducted into the Hall of Fame (the Scottish Grammy's) December 2011. Congratulations!
    They have a wonderful site! Check it out:

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  • The Tannahill Weavers - Live, 1986

    58:06

    00:25 - Biddy From Sligo / The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Welcome To Shetland / Lady Margaret Stewart / The Flaggon
    4:20 - Tae The Weavers Gin Ye Gang / The Blackberry Bush
    7:55 - The Yellow Haired Laddie / Dream Angus
    13:55 - Donald MacLean's Farewell To Oban / Dunrobin Castle / The Wise Maid / Iain's Jig
    19:10 - The Rovin' Heilandman
    23:26 - Isabeaux S'y Promène / Banais Mairéad
    28:00 - Maggie Lauder
    30:53 - Bustles And Bonnets
    38:15 - The Smokey Lum / Maggie's Pancakes / Dancing Feet / The Mason's Apron
    43:07 - Land Of Light
    46:00 - Fisher Row / Newmarket House
    49:54 - Tranent Muir
    53:06 - Iain MacInnes Solo & Band Introduction / The Geese In The Bog / The Jig Of Slurs

    Roy Gullane - guitar, vocals
    Phil Smillie - flute
    Ian MacInnes - Highland bagpipes
    Ross Kennedy bouzouki
    Stuart Morison - fiddle

    Live concert from The Lonesome Pine Specials at the Kentucky Center For the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Tannahill Weavers--The Athol Gathering

    2:58

    Tannahill weavers-The Athol Gathering taken from the 2007 Album Live & in Session.
    The Tannahill Weavers are a popular band who perform traditional Scottish music
    Releasing their first Album in 1976 they're notable for being one of the first popular bands to incorporate
    the sound of the great Highland bagpipe in an ansemble setting. and in doing so helped to change the sound of traditional music.
    The band was formed in 1968 , practising in a back room of mcKay family 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 the weavers founding member Neil Doherty.
    As of 2009 they still continue to tour and release new recordings.
    They were named after Scottish Poet Robert Tannahill and have recorded several of his songs.

  • The Braes OBalquhidder

    3:52

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    The Braes O'Balquhidder · The Tannahill Weavers

    Capernaum

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • The Tannahill Weavers - Gordons Jigs

    4:31

    Recorded during Piping Live 2018 for BBC Alba.

  • Tannahill Weavers - Gloomy Winters Noo Awa

    4:33

    A scratchy recording of my dad's old LP, I wanted to share this Robert Tannahill composition. Photographs all my own. First 3 are images of the double-fold 1978 LP cover, purchased for $9.50 Cdn circa 1979. Could find no evidence of 1970s T. Weavers on here.

  • Tannahill Weavers - The Geese in the Bog/Jig of Slurs

    2:53

    The Scottish group, Tannahill Weavers, have been going strong since the 60's. They still have 2 original members and have evolved into a band that plays traditional & contemporary Scottish music with ease.Catch them in the US the fall of 2014. Go to their site to see dates and cities. This is The Geese in the Bog/Jig of Slurs from The Tannahill Weavers released in 1979 and then released in the compilation album, Best of The Tannahill Weavers 1979-1989 released in 1989. Enjoy!

  • Are ye sleepin Maggie - The Tannahill Weavers

    4:09

  • Braw Burn The Bridges

    5:50

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    Braw Burn The Bridges · The Tannahill Weavers

    Cullen Bay

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Tannahill Weavers Harris and the Mare

    5:44

    Far and away my favorite rendition of this great Stan Rogers song.



    From the 1984 album Passage with Bill Bourne on vocals and electric guitar. This was the only album with Bill.

  • Cam ye by Athol, Tannahill Weavers

    5:02

    Cam ye by Athol, performed by the Tannahill Weavers ( In concert at the Institute of Musical Traditions ( Concert, Rockville MD, USA on February 7, 2011.

    The Tannahill Weavers' diverse repertoire reflects the duality of Scotland's musical heritage It embraces both the mystical quality of the Highlander's Celtic music, and the rollicking, sometimes even brawling qualities of the Lowlander's Anglo-Scot tunes. The Tannahill Weavers' arrangements blend the beauty of the traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. The penetrating sound of the Highland bagpipes is a thread of ancient memory running through it all.

    As always, we gratefully thank the Maryland State Arts Council ( the Montgomery County Arts & Humanities Council ( and all our other donors, supporters, and volunteers.

    Sound: Art Isaacs, Dave Eisner, Ben Majchrzak
    Editing: Ralph Lillie
    Camera: Becca Schwartz, Emily Whiting, Laura Christoplos, Ralph Lillie

    © 2011, Institute of Musical Traditions

  • Tannahill Weavers - Roddie MacDonalds Favourite - bagpipes

    2:46

    The Tannahill Weavers from their 1984 release, Passage. This is the lively Roddie MacDonald's Favourite. They are touring the east part of the USA in fall of 2014. Enjoy!
    Members:
    Bill Bourne - Bass Pedals, Bouzouki, Composer, Fiddle, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Vocals
    Roy Gullane - Banjo, Guitar (Acoustic), Mandolin, Vocals
    Alan MacLeod - Bagpipes, Bodhran, Composer, Mandolin, Performer, Primary Artist, Whistle (Instrument)
    Zan McLeod - Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric)
    Phil Smillie - Bodhran, Flute, Keyboards, Vocals, Whistle (Instrument)
    The Tannahill Weavers - Primary Artist, Producer

  • Elspeth Campbell Medley, performed by The Tannahill Weavers

    4:32

    Elspeth Campbell Medley, performed by The Tannahill Weavers ( In concert at Institute of Musical Traditions ( Monday Night Concert, Rockville, MD, USA on Feb 16, 2009.

    As always, we gratefully thank the Maryland State Arts Council ( the Montgomery County Arts & Humanities Council ( and all our other donors, supporters, and volunteers.

    Camera: Pat McGee
    Editing: Ralph Lillie

    © 2010, Institute of Musical Traditions

  • The Final Trawl - The Tannahill Weavers

    4:30

    © 1993 Green Linnet & The Orchard

    Lyrics:

    Now it's three lang years since we made her pay
    Heave away my laddie o
    And the owners say that she's had her day
    And sing haul away my laddie o

    So it's heave away for the final trawl
    Heave away my laddie o
    It's an easy pull for the catch is small
    And sing haul away my laddie o

    And we'll join the venture and the morning star
    Heave away my laddie o
    Riding high and empty before the bar
    And sing haul away my laddie o

    And I'd rather beach her on the skerry rock
    Heave away my laddie o
    Than see her torched in the breakers dock
    And sing haul away my laddie o

    And when I die you can lay me down
    Heave away my laddie o
    In a rusty hold where the breakers pound
    And sing haul away my laddie o

    For I've fished a lifetime boy and man
    Heave away my laddie o
    And the final trawl scarcely nets a cran
    And sing haul away my laddie o

  • Wild Mountain/Thyme

    4:18

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    Wild Mountain/Thyme · The Tannahill Weavers

    Dancing Feet

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Tannahill Weavers Concert - March 29, 2019

    20:41

    Excerpts from the Tannahill Weavers concert hosted by the Folk Music Society of New York on March 29, 2019
    There seemed to be a problem with the sound/speakers so the songs aren't clear but you can hear the bagpipes really well.

  • The Tannahill Weavers

    7:09

  • Land Of Light

    1:38

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    Land Of Light · The Tannahill Weavers

    Land Of Light

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Tannahill Weavers

    3:47

    Tannahill Weavers am 22. November 2014 im Rüsselsheimer Folk- & Jazzclub Dorflinde.

  • Tannahill Weavers Passage Lady Dysie

    4:11

  • Tannahill Weavers - I Once Loved a Lass

    3:55

    LYRICS:

    I once loved a lass, I loved her sae weel
    I hated all others that thought o' her ill
    But noo she's rewarded me weel for my love
    She has gone tae be wed tae another

    I saw my love into the church go
    Wi' bridegroom and brides maidens they made a fine show
    And I followed on wi' my heart fu' o' woe
    She was gone tae be wed tae another

    I saw my love sit doon tae dine
    I sat doon beside her and poured oot the wine
    I drank tae that lassie that should hae been mine
    Even though she was wed tae another

    Oh dig me my grave and dig it sae deep
    And cover me ower wi' flooers sae sweet
    It's I'll lay me doon and I'll tak' a lang sleep
    Aye and maybe in time I'll forget her

  • Tannahill Weavers - Whall Dance Wi Wattie - PM G. Allen.wmv

    3:24

    From the album The Old Woman's Dance

    The first album by a folk band that included bagpipes - kind of a groundbreaking album.

    Alan McLeod - great piper...

  • Tannahill Weavers

    3:03

    A concert with the Tannahill Weavers at Eyemouth Hippodrome on Friday, September 1st 2017

  • Johnnie Cope/The Atholl Highlanders

    3:42

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    Johnnie Cope/The Atholl Highlanders · The Tannahill Weavers

    Best Of The Tannahill Weavers

    ℗ 2006 Green Linet

    Released on: 2006-04-25

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  • A Night Visitors Song

    3:39

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    A Night Visitor's Song · The Tannahill Weavers

    Cullen Bay

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Are Ye Sleeping Maggie?/The Noose And The Ghillie

    3:07

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    Are Ye Sleeping Maggie?/The Noose And The Ghillie · The Tannahill Weavers

    Mermaid's Song

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Tannahill Weavers - The Braes O Glennifer

    3:25

    This is a young girl waiting for her love to return from war while thinking of their times in the hills of Glennifer. The Braes O' Glennifer is a quiet change for The Tannahill Weavers. Enjoy!
    The current members of the band are:

    Roy Gullane (guitar, vocals)
    Phil Smillie (flute, tin whistles, bodhrán, vocals)
    John Martin (fiddle, cello, viola, vocals)
    Lorne MacDougall (Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, tin whistle)

    Past members have included:

    Colin Melville (Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, tin whistles)
    Leslie Wilson (bouzouki, keyboards, bass pedals, guitar, vocals)
    Alan MacLeod (Highland bagpipes, tin whistles, mandola, organ, vocals)
    Bill Bourne (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, keyboards, bass pedals)
    Dougie MacLean (fiddle, mandolin, vocals, guitar, tenor banjo)
    Duncan J. Nicholson (Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, tin whistles)
    Gordon Duncan (Highland bagpipes, tin whistles)
    Hudson Swan (bouzouki, vocals, fiddle, glockenspiel, mandolin)
    Iain MacInnes (Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, tin whistles, vocals)
    Kenny Forsyth (Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, tin whistles)
    Mike Ward (fiddle, guitar, vocals)
    Ross Kennedy (bouzouki, fiddle, bass pedals, vocals)
    Stuart Morison (fiddles, bones, guitar)
    Willie Beaton (fiddle, vocals)
    David Shaw (guitar, bass guitar)
    Willie Beag (fiddle)
    John Cassidy (whistles, vocals) - founding member
    Stuart McKay (vocals, guitar, penny whistle) - founding member
    Neil Doherty (vocals, guitar, mandolin, penny whistle) - founding member
    Jim McGowan (vocals) - founding member

  • Aikendrum

    1:38

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    Aikendrum · The Tannahill Weavers

    Cullen Bay

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Tannahill Weavers - Farewell to Fiunary / Heather Island

    6:40

  • Tannahill Weavers - Greenwood Side/Highland Laddie/Pattie

    3:17

    Bellissimo concerto dei Tannahill Weavers al Nubilaria Celtic Festival 2008 (Novellara, RE)

  • Tae The Weavers Gin Ye Gang/The Blackberry Bush

    3:21

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    Tae The Weavers Gin Ye Gang/The Blackberry Bush · The Tannahill Weavers

    The Tannahill Weavers

    ℗ Atlantic Motion

    Released on: 2021-02-16

    Music Publisher: Copyright Control

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  • Cam Ye by Atholl

    5:29

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    Cam Ye by Atholl · The Tannahill Weavers

    Are Ye Sleeping Maggie

    ℗ Atlantic Motion

    Released on: 2021-02-18

    Associated Performer: The Tannahill Weavers
    Producer: The Tannahill Weavers
    Music Publisher: Copyright Control
    Composer: The Tannahill Weavers
    Lyricist: The Tannahill Weavers
    Composer Lyricist: The Tannahill Weavers

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  • Tannahill Weavers!

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    Our new CD Live and In Session is out now on Compass Records!



    Buy from the Compass site, or demand it from your local retailer!!!

    Slainte!

    the Tannahill Weavers!

  • The Tannahill Weavers - Jamie Raeburns Farewell

    4:49

    The Tannahill Weavers, that began as a band in the 60's, occupy a unique position among the groups on the Scottish folk scene. Stalwarts Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie have surrounded themselves with a rotating cast of great musicians. Their music, which uses the Highland bagpipe, flute, and fiddle as its melodic core, is tighter, more intense, and harder-driven than the Battlefield Band, Silly Wizard, or their other contemporaries.

  • Tannahill Weavers: The Campbelton Kiltie Ball Set Live at the National Piping Centre

    4:10

    TRADtv had the pleasure of recording Scotland's legendary Tannahill Weavers performing at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow as part of their 40th anniversary celebration of introducing Highland Bagpipes to the band and as part of the Piping Live! 2015 Festival.

    This video sees the legendary Tannies perform The Campbleton Kiltie Ball Set by Pipe Major John MacLellan. Which includes:
    The Back of the Moon by A. G. Kenneth
    Kelsae Brig by Ian Hardie
    Put Me in the Great Chest (traditional)
    Sergeant MacDonald's Reel by Pipe Sergeant E. MacDonald

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  • Tannahill Weavers - The Highland Laddie

    4:47

    This is one of my favourites- hope you like it.

    Lyrics:
    The Lawland Lads think they are fine
    But oh they're vain and idle gaudy
    How much unlike the graceful mein
    And manly looks o' my Highland Laddie

    If I were free at will to choose
    To be the wealthiest Lawland Lady
    I'd tak' young Donald without trews
    Wi' bonnet blue and Highland plaidie

    Chorus:

    Oh my bonnie bonnie Highland Laddie
    Oh my bonnie bonnie Highland Laddie
    When I was sick and like to die
    He rowed me in his Highland plaidie

    O'er Benty Hill wi' him I'll run
    And leave my Lawland kin and daddy
    Frae winters chill and summers sun
    He'll screen me in his Highland plaidie

    A painted room, a silken red
    Maun please a Lawland Lord and Lady
    But I can kiss and be as glad
    Behind a bush in his Highland plaidie

    Nae greater joy I'll e'er pretend
    Than that his love prove true and steady
    Like mine to him which ne'er shall end
    While heaven preserves my Highland Laddie

    Chorus

  • The Final Trawl

    4:31

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    The Final Trawl · The Tannahill Weavers

    Dancing Feet

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Tannahill Weavers - My Loves in Germanie

    5:55

  • The Terror Time

    4:56

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    The Terror Time · The Tannahill Weavers

    The Tannahill Weavers IV

    ℗ Atlantic Motion

    Released on: 2021-02-16

    Music Publisher: Copyright Control

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  • Joy Of My Heart

    4:40

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    Joy Of My Heart · The Tannahill Weavers

    Cullen Bay

    ℗ 2006 Green Linnet

    Released on: 2006-03-15

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  • Tannahill Weavers - Auld Lang Syne - WSLR Mar 6, 2015

    4:38

    The Tannahill Weavers, a Scottish folk band performing Auld Lang Syne at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center in Sarasota, FL on March 6, 2015. Fogartyville is in an old warehouse that houses Sarasota's community radio station WSLR which broadcasts on FM 96.5 and streaming on the internet at WSLR brings lots of great music and events to town, so listen in and support them!

  • Tannahill Weavers - Captain Ward, The Streaker

    3:01

  • KINTAIL by Tannahill Weavers

    4:29

    After recently relocating to Oklahoma, where I went to high school and college, I find myself reconnecting with old friends and digging out old projects. I recently found a recording of one of my closest friends and longtime bandmate John Imes, playing a version of this tune on his Scottish smallpipes. I had no idea what it was or even how I wound up with the recording, but after playing it over the phone for John, he told me that HE didn't know what the tune was either. He had heard it himself a long time ago on a Celtic compilation album but had never been able to find the original source. After hearing his own recording again, he dug into the search one more time and was finally able to locate the original artist, the Tannahill Weavers. The Tannahill Weavers are a traditional Scottish band. Releasing their first album in 1976, they became notable for being one of the first popular bands to incorporate the Great Highland Bagpipe sound in an ensemble setting. In doing so, it helped to change the sound of Scottish traditional music. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.

    This video is a recording of me playing the synthesizers along with the original recording by the Weavers. I plan on fully re-recording it as soon as possible with John Imes on the pipes, instead of using the Weavers' recording, but today is New Year's Eve 2020, and I needed to do something to soothe my soul, so... I went ahead and created this little video for myself (and anyone who needs soothing for their soul) and am uploading it today before this unbelievable year is over.

    Here you go folks, this is my quickly produced performance and video of the beautiful Kintail by the Tannahill Weavers. I pray that you find love, peace, and comfort in the changing of seasons and the birth of a new year as we move into a new age, together.

    Enjoy, happy new year, and God bless.

    Daniel Dossey
    FreeLand Production Studios

    ***I do not own any rights to this material. This is strictly for inspirational purposes.

  • Are Ye Sleeping Maggie

    4:09

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    Are Ye Sleeping Maggie · The Tannahill Weavers

    Are Ye Sleeping Maggie

    ℗ Atlantic Motion

    Released on: 2021-02-18

    Associated Performer: The Tannahill Weavers
    Producer: The Tannahill Weavers
    Music Publisher: Copyright Control
    Composer: The Tannahill Weavers
    Lyricist: The Tannahill Weavers
    Composer Lyricist: The Tannahill Weavers

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  • Tannahill Weavers on Live at 5 UK Tour

    3:02

    Tannahill Weavers on Live at 5 UK Tour (May 2016)

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