Sun, August 28
Tickets on sale 6/10 at 10am!
Téada (pronounced TAY-dah) returns to America this summer in an optimistic mood with their new album Coiscéim Coiligh – As the Days Brighten. The album marks a high point as the acclaimed group and is a confident statement from a band in its prime. A guest vocal by American actor and musician John C Reilly, singing alongside resident Téada vocalist Séamus Begley(TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year). The album's Irish title refers to an old expression as winter receded and the skies brightened, the days are stretching by "a rooster's step." From their early days as "Best Traditional Newcomers" in Irish Music Magazine, Téada ('strings' in Irish) have been hailed for “keeping the traditional flag flying at full mast” (The Irish Times). Their virtuosity and vigor have brought the band a truly worldwide reach, performing at concerts and festivals around the globe including the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, and Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe Now, celebrating their 21st year together, the band is in fierce form with a fresh raft of tunes along with brilliant vocals, and their customary re-energizing of rare tunes from the tradition that pay tribute to their musical heroes. Special guest musician and Irish dancer Samantha Harvey will add her talents to this summer tour.