From highlands and lowlands to these lands
Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotlands premier traditional bands, will perform in Forest Grove Saturday, March 1, as part of Pacific Universitys Performing Arts Series.
The bands 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. Theyve 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 Pacifics Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. Call 503-352-2918 for tickets.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT