From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 13 May 2008 21:23
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2008-05-13 - Reminder

Newsletter              13 May 2008


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Tel. 01342 716975
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REMINDER     Tannahill Weavers

This Thursday, 15 May at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Now playing on our MySpace Jukebox: Tannahill Weavers, Celtish, Anais Mitchell, Amy Wadge

With very special guests

“Acoustic core and trad playing that’s crisp and sweet and a vocalist (Gwyneth Keen) with a voice that is worth the asking price alone”  froots

15 May
at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead
£13 (£11 conc)     8pm
Box office 01342 302000

Tickets are also available at Hobgoblin in Crawley and Bullfrog in East Grinstead

Click here for full News Release in PDF format



What they say…
”One of Scotland's premier traditional bands, The Tannahill Weavers' diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.

Over the years ’the Tannies’ have been trailblazers for Scottish music, winning fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to foot-stomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. 

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 Tannies are the best that Scotland can aspire to
(and believe me, that is THE BEST)
." The Living Tradition.

“World class musicians with passion and a healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart of the tradition.”
Mojo Magazine

"Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric. The quintet is as tight and as versatile as any band in the Celtic music revival. They can summon rock ‘n’ roll intensity or haunting introspection."  The Boston Globe

Celtish recently released their third album, Centrifusion. With a line-up featuring harp, guitar, flute, fiddle and the great voice of Gwyneth Keen, the album encapsulates the stylish arrangements and interweaving melodies that have led to many great reviews. The band have toured extensively in Europe including London’s Royal Albert Hall and the NEC.

What we say…
It’s incredible to think that ‘the Tannies’ were first formed in 1968 – come along and help them celebrate their 40 year anniversary! Their musicianship is just outstanding (and any band that features the Great Highland Bagpipes just has to be worth seeing)!  Joined tonight by the hugely talented Celtish – this should be a great evening’s entertainment – two for the price of one!


Tannahill Weavers

Although most of the band live in Scotland, the ‘Tannies’ long-serving guitar/bouzouki player and vocalist, Les Wilson, hails from East Grinstead

Les Wilson

Gwyneth Keen
from Celtish

For your future diaries...


Other 2008 dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:

Ø    24 May – Anais Mitchell + support (tbc)

Ø    2 June – Amy Wadge + support: Andy Walker

Ø    18 June – Eleanor McEvoy + support (Leihsja)

Ø    27-29 June – Crawley Folk Festival

Ø    30 June – Thea Gilmore + support (Pete Du Pon)

Ø    21 July - Eve Selis Band + support (tbc)

Ø    8 September – Kirsty McGee + support (tbc)

Ø    22 September – Dave Swarbrick & Martin Carthy + support: Lisa Knapp

Ø    3 October – Eliza Gilkyson + sipport (tbc)

Ø    3 November – John Tams & Barry Coope + support (tbc)

Ø    17 November – Kreg Viesselman (tbc)

Ø    9 December – Dougie MacLean + support (tbc)


More information on all up-and-coming artists can be found on our website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.


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