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The Tannahill Weavers

A Scottish Folk Band taking its name from an 18th century poet and weaver, Robert Tannahill and formed from a Session in Paisley in 1968. It is probably the only band ever to fully successfully deploy  the Great Highland Pipes in a band.

Members: Roy Guilane (Guitar), Phil Smillie (Flute,Bodhran), Leslie Wilson (Guitar, Bouzouki, Keyboards), John Martin (Fiddle),  Colin Melville (Scottish Bagpipes)

 Other Members included: Alan McLeod (Scottish Bagpipes, Mandola), Bill Bourne (Bouzouki, Guitar), Duncan Nicholson (Scottish Bagpipes), Gordon Duncan (Scottish Bagpipes), Hudson Swan (Bouzouki), Iain MacInnes (Scottish Bagpipes), Kenny Forsyth (Scottish Bagpipes), Mike Ward (Fiddle),Rose Kennedy (Bouzouki, Fiddle), Stuart Morison (Fiddle, Guitar), John Cassidy (Penny Whistle).

 Recordings:

  •   Are Ye Sleeping Maggie (1976)
  •  The Old Woman's Dance (1978)
  •  The Tannahill Weavers (1979)
  •  Tannahill Weavers IV (1981)
  •  Passage (1984)
  •  Land of Light (1986)
  •  Dancing Feet (1987)
  •  Best of the Tannahill Weavers 1979 - 1989 (1989)
  •  Cullen Bay (1990)
  •  The Mermaid's Song (1992)
  •  Capernaum (1994)
  •  Leaving St. Kilda (1996)
  •  The Tannahill Weavers Collection: Choice Cuts 1987 - 1996 (1997)
  •  Epona (1998)
  •  Alchemy (2000)
  •  Arnish Light (2003)
  •  Live and In Session (2006)