Date(s) - 15/08/2014
14:00 - 19:15
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Walking Tours on Wheels;
Have organised Evening of Music, Song , & Poetry
240 years; Celebrations of the birth Robert Tannahill;d an Evening of Music, Song , & Poetry
FREE Refreshments & Buffet at the Interval (DIETARY REQUIREMENTS If you have a specific dietary requirement, e.g. gluten- free, vegetarian, nut allergy etc. please inform us by 1st September
The Paisley Burns Club,Tannahill Cottage, Queen Street Paisley, PA1 2TT
Tannahill’s Cottage is The home of Robert Tannahill (June 3rd, 1774 – May 17th, 1810) Robert Tannahill was a Scottish poet. Known as the ‘Weaver Poet’, his music and poetry. Robert Tannahill was one of Paisley’s famous poet’s.
He was born at Castle Street in Paisley on 3rd June 1774, the fourth son in a family of seven. Soon after his birth the family moved to a newly built cottage in nearby Queen Street, which became both family home and weaving shop. Robert was born with weakliness in his right leg and resulting in a limp,. On leaving school at age twelve, he was apprenticed to his father as a handloom weaver. It was during this apprenticeship that Tannahill began to show a real talent for poetry. Robert Tannahill was also the secretary of the Paisley Burns Club, which he helped found in 1805. The Club is still active to this day and claims to be the oldest formally constituted Burns Club in the world.
Some of Tannahill’s best work was inspired by his walks around Paisley in the Gleniffer Braes, Stanley castle, and The Woods of Ferguslie.