St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Téada
Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
With engaging textural arrangements and contagious energy, Téada (meaning “strings” in Gaelic) revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland. The band strives to capture a sense of the rawness and individuality of the solo artist, within a modern group context. Founded by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, Téada’s line-up includes fiddle, button accordion, flute, guitar, bodhrán, and vocals (legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year.) A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, Israel, and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Rainforest World Music Festival & Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe and World Music Festival Taiwan.