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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 Paisley History section.

Link to Tannahill in Famous people from Paisley section.

Stats for website during Paisley Express article

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The stats for Thursday when the Paisley Daily Express done their article on the Paisley.org.uk website was substantial especially since the warm weather has been around the stats as they do every year fall a wee bit “and as soon as it rains the stats go back to our normal 14,000 plus each day for visits.

Stats:

Page Views:

28/5/2008 Wednesday 11,984
29/5/2008 Thursday 12,724
30/5/2008 Friday 11,504

The unique visits are normally around the 1,500 mark “that’s new people coming to the website” but as you see this week has been incredible.

26/5/2008 Monday 3,139
27/5/2008 Tuesday 3,554
28/5/2008 Wednesday 3,105
29/5/2008 Thursday 3,108
30/5/2008 Friday 1,901

So as you see the article didn’t make such an impression in one day as I thought it would, however I am sure it is due to the lovely weather we have been having and once the rain returns the stats will break all the current records we currently have on the website so far the unique visits are double that of normal and are well way ahead of current expectations which is amazing..

So once again thanks to all our visitors and if you know anyone who would benefit from advertising on the Paisley website then please put them in touch with us.