Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Gaelic music is hard to come by in the early 21st century, but the Scottish band Tannas is one of the genre's most earnest supporters. The multi-membered band has received rave reviews from the likes of the European magazine Q (they were picked as one of the top five folk albums in 1995), won the Interceltique Folk Group Competition at L'Orient in 1995, and has taken album of the year honors by major Italian radio stations. While the band has appeared on several different compilations along other artists (1996's Rough Guide to Scottish Music, 1999's Celtic Voices, etc.), Tannas has also recorded 1995's Oighreachd (Heritage), 1999's Suilean Dubh (Dark Eyes), and 2000's Ru Ra.