The Ran Tanners are a pair of roving miscreants who (when not doing hard labour in chokey or dodging the pressgang), play the  traditional music of Georgian and Victorian England using Fiddles, Bagpipes and Squeezeboxes. 


They are accustomed to giving concerts to Crowned Heads and entertaining in Low Dives both at home and abroad. 

 Having worked extensively in the heritage sector and folk world, The Ran Tanners are guaranteed to animate your event with a tuneful blast from the past!

Some Kind Words from our Benefactors:

'The Ran Tanners are amazing - combining formidable musical skills with friendly informality, they make any event go with a swing. An essential part of Richmond Mayfest!' 

- Gill Page, Director, Richmond Mayfest.

“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, Events Coordinator, Tyne & Wear Museums 


"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, General Manager, Tanfield Railway