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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 10, 2001

(Mahwah) – The Tannahill Weavers, acclaimed as one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, will perform at Ramapo College of New Jersey Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. The band presents a unique combination of traditional melodies on pipes, flute and fiddle blended with modern, driving rhythmic accompaniment and powerful three and four part vocal harmonies. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, “The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”

Recognized early in their career in Europe, the Tannahills won the Scotstar Award for Folk Record of the Year with their third album, The Tannahill Weavers. 1994 saw the release to critical acclaim of Capernaum, which won the Indie Award in the U.S. for Celtic album of the Year from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturers. Their 14th album, Epona, was released in 1998. The band’s name is derived from the historic weaving industry of their hometown in Paisley, Scotland, and after local poet laureate, Robert Tannahill.

Reviews from the music community in the U.S. as well as around the world hail the spirited group as a must see. “If you haven’t yet discovered the emotional power and beauty of Celtic music, then you owe it to yourself to see firsthand one of the best traditional Celtic folk bands in the world. No other group comes close to matching their musical style and breathtaking harmony,” stated a review in the Miami Valley Guide to Musical Diversity.

Tickets for the Tannahill Weavers’ Ramapo College performance are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students with a valid I.D. For more information, please call (201) 684-7888. For tickets, call (201) 684-7844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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