Nashville (Tennessee,), USA – Teada’s new CD, Inné Amárach (‘Yesterday Tomorrow’), is an instrumental work. Although no words are spoken, stories are certainly being told through the eleven sets of reels, jigs, marches, polkas and slips. Outstanding and electrifying tracks include the hornpipes on “The Ebb Tide/Peter Wyper’s” and the slip jog/hop jig set starting off with “The Tenpenny Piece.” The accompanying DVD is an additional window into the band’s influences, live performance style, and their connection to Sligo.Frequent headline performances by
Téada at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia has seen Irish Music Magazine’s “Best Traditional Newcomers 2003” evolve into one of the busiest Irish touring acts worldwide with an established reputation for knock-out live shows.
Recent performances have ranged from a 30,000-audience headlining appearance
Núñez in Brittany, to closer to home Irish festivals such as Kilkenny
Founded by Sligo fiddler
Mac Diarmada , Téada first came together in 2001 to make an appearance on the innovative Irish television series Tlosc’. The young musicians shared a passion for a deeply traditional approach, and following an initial gig opening for the Sharon Shannon band at Dublin’s Celtic Flame festival in February 2001, Téada was off and running.
Their self-titled debut CD in 2002,
Téada, brought popular and critical raves. Most of the group’s
members grew up in rural Ireland, assimilating the tradition through local
classes and by listening to older musicians.
on fiddle, was joined in the band initially by John Blake on guitar and later
McElwain from Monaghan on banjo and bouzouki, and Dubliner
Tristan Rosenstock on bodhran.
Following a growing popularity, particularly in the US, which had seen the band becoming a full-time worldwide touring act by early 2003, the band sound was augmented greatly by the joining of Co. Laois accordion-player
Finn. The end of 2004 saw founding member John Blake depart the band for other pursuits as Sligo
Damien Stenson became the most recent addition to the line-up.