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The Tannahill Weavers In Concert

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The Robert Tannahill Federation

proudly presents

The Tannahill Weavers In Concert

“An especially eloquent mixture of the old and new.” – New York Times

“World class musicians with passion and a healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart of the tradition itself.” – Mojo Magazine

“…as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world.” – Sing Out!

Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley

Friday 21st May 2010

Show starts 8pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Conc.)

On sale from Monday 11th January

Paisley Arts Centre Booking Office:

Tel. 0141 887 1010

Or find out more information from the bands website here http://www.roberttannahillfederation.com/1.html

Text below taken from http://www.paisley.org.uk/famous_people/robert_tannahill.php

Robert Tannahill (1774-1810)

Paisley’s weaver poet born in Castle Street, son of a well-respected ‘bien’ weaver to whom Robert was apprenticed in 1786. Described by a contemporary as the ‘prettiest shuttler’ he had ever seen, Robert had a wee box on his loom-post for jotting down his ideas.

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Tannahill Anniversary

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Events planned to mark death of poet Tannahill: BBC link

A Scottish poet who killed himself after being rejected by a publisher is to be remembered on the 200th anniversary of his death.
Robert Tannahill, also known as the Weaver Poet, was once viewed as being almost comparable to Burns.
The centenary of his death saw 15,000 people head to Paisley’s Gleniffer Braes, one of his favourite spots, to listen to his songs. It is hoped that Paisley buddies and poetry lovers will again turn out in force to pay tribute to the poet.
New CDs of Tannahill’s work are being released, concerts are being put on and a series of events will take place in May, including walks, talks and a play.
Tannahill was born in 1774 to a weaving family but showed a talent for writing poetry. His song Braes o’ Balquhidder is thought to be the basis for the famous folk song Wild Mountain Thyme.
Valerie Reilly, from Paisley Museum, said Tannahill was inspired by the beauty of nature. read more ..

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Link to Tannahill in Famous people from Paisley section.

Paisley Gallery now has 1,734 pictures online

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Accord Hospice day 2008

If you have not visited our online gallery for a few days, weeks or even months then you will be surprised at just how many new images we have of Paisley online.

There was a time when our gallery used to be updated every odd month or so if at all but these days the gallery is updated at least two or three times per week. Paisley Town has never looked so good and its not just one person that contributes to the gallery, you do…. So if you have taken a picture of Paisley or have an old school photo from long ago then write an email to enquiries@paisley.org.uk and we will send you directions on how to upload to our gallery and start contributing to the Paisley community website today.

http://www.paisley.org.uk/gallery/gallery.php