Performance at 7.45pm
Tickets available from www.wegottickets.com/event/513327 (£13.20 including booking fee)
The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates, to old and young alike, the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.
The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.
Born of a 1968 session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet
laureate Robert Tannahill, the Tannahill Weavers have made an international name for their special brand of
Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. The
Tannahills began to attract attention when founding members Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie added the fullsized highland bagpipes to the on-stage presentations, the first professional Scottish folk group to successfully do so.
The combination of the powerful pipe solos, Roy's driving guitar backing and lead vocals, and Phil's
ethereal flute playing breathed new life into Scotland's vast repertoire of traditional melodies and songs.
The Tannahill Weavers personify Celtic music, and if you are given to superlatives, you have to call their talent 'awesome'."
Since their first visit to the United States, the Tannahills' unique combination of traditional melodies on pipes,
flute and fiddle, driving rhythms on guitar and bouzouki, and powerful three and four part vocal harmonies
have taken the musical community by storm.
As Garrison Keillor, then host of "A Prairie Home Companion", remarked, "These guys are a bunch of heroes every time they go on tour in the States".
The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have
that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make
their performances unforgettable.
As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll."
The Civic Centre and Luxfords Restaurant location:
The Civic Centre is located just off the High Street adjacent to the free public Luxford car park.
Heading up the hill (north) turn left off the High Street at NatWest bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
Follow the road into the free Luxford public car park (3 hours maximum) or up to the top section where you can park for up to 10 hours.
Use TN22 1AL in your GPS devices.
Uckfield train station is situated at the bottom of the High Street.
On leaving the station turn right and walk up the hill (north).
Turn left off the High Street at NatWest Bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
Uckfield bus station is situated at the bottom of the town opposite the Tesco supermarket.
On leaving the bus station cross the road via the pedestrian crossing and turn left and up a short flight of steps to access Tesco car park. The Civic Centre is located to the right of the Tesco store accessed via steps or a ramp.
Alternatively cross the road via the pedestrian crossing and turn right to access the High Street. Proceed up the hill and then turn left off the High Street at NatWest Bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
The Civic Centre is normally open at 8.00am to facilitate hirers’ access but closing times vary according to room bookings and events.
The building is open to the public as part of the Wealden Community Toilet Scheme Monday – Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Luxfords Restaurant is open 9.30am – 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday and by arrangement for specific events.
The Civic Centre
Uckfield, East Sussex,
T: 01825 761659
T: 01825 769694
The booking office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4 pm
The Civic Centre strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support you. We aim to make your visit a memorable experience with every need catered for.
Please call us with any specific requirements
The Civic Centre can be accessed via ramps from the direction of the High Street and from Tesco supermarket. There is an automatic door providing access to the Civic Centre and there are disabled toilet facilities on the ground and first floors. The first floor can be accessed via the customer lift.
There is an induction loop facility in the Weald Hall (where most events are held). Please ask if you require additional assistance when visiting or booking and we will do everything to accommodate you.