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Epona
Tannahill Weavers
Epona
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Named for poet Robert Tannahill from the textile town of Paisley (just outside Glasgow), the Tannies have put out more than a dozen records of new and traditional Scots music since 1976, and have never really changed their...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tannahill Weavers
Title: Epona
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Green Linnet
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 048248119320, 048248119344, 048248119320

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Named for poet Robert Tannahill from the textile town of Paisley (just outside Glasgow), the Tannies have put out more than a dozen records of new and traditional Scots music since 1976, and have never really changed their course radically. They always look to the song first, whether it's a set of reels with a roaring bagpipe and fiddle duet or a romantic ballad with four voices in harmony. It is this respect for the material and the heritage that begot it that has always marked this band as distinctive. Epona continues down that path, with lively tunes--both familiar and newly composed--and some great songs, including a fine turn on Robert Burn's oft recorded "Westlin' Winds," and a sad story about the changes the oil industry has brought to Scotland, "Rich Man's Silver" written by Roy Gullane. The solid musicianship listeners have come to expect is here in spades, on pipes (Duncan J. Nicholson), whistles (Phil Smillie), bouzouki (Les Wilson), guitar (Gullane), strings (John Martin), voices, and bodhran. There is nothing to make them the "next big thing." They don't need to be. They have been there and back. --Louis Gibson

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The best of the old and the new
E Rice | western ny state | 08/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"there are some scottish groups that do traditional scots and gaelic music wonderfully, and then embarrass themselves with modern material that is less sophisticated, less adult, less well done than the worst of the old.not so the tannahill weavers. consistently, any new material on their albums is first rate and will probably become 'tradtional' in its own right. besides having one of the best male voices around, roy gullane is an excellent songwriter. original contributions by other band members are equally good. the traditional work is equaly well done. some of the tannies' arangements of the classics have never been bettered and only rarely equalled. thier musicianship is unrivalled.they are also fantastic performers. if their reels don't get you up on your feet, and you aren't singing along with the choruses, ye're deid, mon."