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Robert Tannahill Bicentenary Concert

Johnny J 24 Jun 10 - 06:20 AM
Tannywheeler 24 Jun 10 - 09:56 AM
GUEST,Jac Campin 24 Jun 10 - 01:07 PM
Johnny J 26 Jun 10 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: Robert Tannahill Bicentenary Concert
From: Johnny J
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 06:20 AM

Wednesday 30th June at Pleasance Cabaret Bar

Our next gig will be a really special evening.

Robert Tannahill Bicentenary Concert

"Robert Tannahill (1774-1810), the Paisley song-writer and poet, arguably inherited the cultural mantle of Robert Burns more than anyone. Though 18,000 people turned out for his centenary celebration, he has been sadly neglected for the last 100 years. His works have been published in numerous editions - virtually always without the music - so that the songs have all but disappeared. It was with this in mind that Dr Fred Freeman launched a CD series in 2006 of what will be the only 'Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill' (Brechin All Records). This concert follows on from a widely acclaimed Bicentenary Concert and launch of volume 2 at this year's Celtic Connections."

Featuring John Morran(Deaf Shepherd), Wendy Weatherby, Sandy Brechin, Marc Duff...and of course, Fred Freeman.

I saw this project during Ceilidh Culture and it was excellent. We decided to ask Fred and Co if they'd kindly consider putting on the show again for us at Edinburgh Folk Club for one of our regular nights.

It really is a great show and a very entertaining evening of songs and tunes from some of the country's finest musicians. What's more, it's also a very informative piece without being "dry" or "too academic" in the slightest. The songs are also interspersed by fine tune sets too and lots of good humour.

Thoroughly recommended.

Pleasance Cabaret Bar at 20,00

£8, £7, £5(members)


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Subject: RE: Robert Tannahill Bicentenary Concert
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 09:56 AM

Talk about the apple not falling far from the tree!!! I owe my name to one Andrew Tannahill of Paisley who appears in the first (1790) census in one of the Carolinas(were they separated at that time?). I am Cynthia Tannehill Faulk Ryland. This was an ancestor on my father's side--John Henry Faulk. Daddy was a folklorist/writer/performer & occasional speaker about truth & justice.
Are there likely to be any recordings of this celebration or parts of it floating around?? Any literature about Robert Tannahill my geneologist cousin could put in our family records?? Is this a fabulous universe or what?? Tw


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Subject: RE: Robert Tannahill Bicentenary Concert
From: GUEST,Jac Campin
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 01:07 PM

Tannahill's collected poems and songs are on the web somewhere. For biographical info, look for G.F. Graham's "Songs of Scotland" and Greig's "Scots Minstrelsie" (again these must be on Google Books by now).

The tunes Tannahill used were (and still are) all familiar ones. They have often been printed with the music, and where not the tune has been clearly indicated. It's preposterous hype to pretend that he's any kind of neglected figure in need of serious research effort to revive.


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Subject: RE: Robert Tannahill Bicentenary Concert
From: Johnny J
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 04:24 PM

Ach, what the hell?

We had a vacant slot in our programme which we needed to fill and it's a damned good show.....


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