The Ran Tanners

purveyors of fine Victorian and Georgian music. Guaranteed to animate your event with a tuneful blast from the past!

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The Ran Tanners – purveyors of fine Victorian and Georgian music.  Guaranteed to animate your event with a tuneful blast from the past!

Who we are

tthe Ran Tanners are a pair of roving miscreants who (when not doing hard labour in chokey or dodging the pressgang), present the  traditional music of Georgian and Victorian England using Fiddles, Bagpipes and Squeezeboxes. They are equally at home giving concerts to Crowned Heads or entertaining in Low Dives.

Testimonials

“The Ran Tanners are very popular entertainers at our Santa Special events. Their jolly music, humour and professionalism help to put everyone young and old in the Christmas spirit” – Cheryl  McCarrick, Tyne & Wear Museums

“Thank you so very much for the music and atmosphere you brought to the Durham Dales Centre on Sunday. We had lovely feedback about you on the day and have since had wonderful comments from our regular customers and tenants. I hope to be in touch soon to make another booking” – Gillian Welsch – Deputy Manager, Durham Dales Centre

“Our festival market of producers and makers was greatly enhanced by the arrival of Ian of The Ran Tanners, providing us with merry tunes throughout the day, fitting in beautifully with the agricultural and historical surroundings –we’ve had great feedback about him too!” – Audrey Steeley Creative Projects Manager Heron Corn Mill. Beetham Cumbria

“Thank you for coming to our events here at Preston Park Museum & Grounds over the years – the atmosphere and energy you bring to your performances are always so positive, the music is brilliant and fits with so many of our events – we love having you back!” – Sophie Lunt Learning and Access Officer and Spirit of Place Coordinator, Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Stockton

 

“The Ran Tanners added such a great atmosphere to our Summer Fetes In Durham Event, they were great to work with the audience loved them. We’re looking forward to working with the again in the future!” Nanette Tiplady, Durham BID

The Ran Tanner’s foot-tapping tunes and funny, traditional banter is very well received amongst our visitors, both young and old, at many of our events. Their entertainment, professionalism and understanding of your event needs, makes them a joy to work with! – David Watchman, Tanfield Railway Commercial Director

  • “The Ran Tanners are very popular entertainers at our Santa Special events. Their jolly music, humour and professionalism help to put everyone young and old in the Christmas spirit” – Cheryl  McCarrick, Tyne & Wear Museums

  • “Thank you so very much for the music and atmosphere you brought to the Durham Dales Centre on Sunday. We had lovely feedback about you on the day and have since had wonderful comments from our regular customers and tenants. I hope to be in touch soon to make another booking” – Gillian Welsch – Deputy Manager, Durham Dales Centre

  • “Our festival market of producers and makers was greatly enhanced by the arrival of Ian of The Ran Tanners, providing us with merry tunes throughout the day, fitting in beautifully with the agricultural and historical surroundings –we’ve had great feedback about him too!” – Audrey Steeley Creative Projects Manager Heron Corn Mill. Beetham Cumbria

  • “Thank you for coming to our events here at Preston Park Museum & Grounds over the years – the atmosphere and energy you bring to your performances are always so positive, the music is brilliant and fits with so many of our events – we love having you back!” – Sophie Lunt Learning and Access Officer and Spirit of Place Coordinator, Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Stockton

  • “The Ran Tanners added such a great atmosphere to our Summer Fetes In Durham Event, they were great to work with the audience loved them. We’re looking forward to working with the again in the future!” Nanette Tiplady, Durham BID

  • The Ran Tanner’s foot-tapping tunes and funny, traditional banter is very well received amongst our visitors, both young and old, at many of our events. Their entertainment, professionalism and understanding of your event needs, makes them a joy to work with! – David Watchman, Tanfield Railway Commercial Director

 

Ian
Ian
Fiddle, vocals, English concertina, percussion
Paul
Paul
Melodeon, fiddle, Northumbrian pipes