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From highlands and lowlands to these lands

by: COURTESY PHOTO - Tannahill Weavers has shared their Scottish music all over the world and are coming to Forest Grove this Saturday.Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, will perform in Forest Grove Saturday, March 1, as part of Pacific University’s Performing Arts Series.

The band’s diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, foot-stomping reels and jigs and original ballads and lullabies, demonstrating to old and young alike the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people. 

As the industrial revolution changed economic and social structures in Scotland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Scottish Highlanders were being driven from their lands by English conquerors. In the Scottish lowlands, they were forced to abandon their traditional customs.

Through this suppression arose great poetry and music.

Tannahill Weavers combines traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment and rich vocals. They’ve received worldwide accolades for their exuberant performances and recording efforts that continue to surprise audiences.

Over the years, band members have been international trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have drawn in fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. In 2011, they were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. 

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in Pacific’s Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. Call 503-352-2918 for tickets.



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