Irish Sensation Téada Releases Inné Amárach

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
alongside
Carlos
Núñez
in Brittany, to closer to home Irish festivals such as Kilkenny
Arts Festival.

Founded by Sligo fiddler
Oisín
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.
Oisín,
on fiddle, was joined in the band initially by John Blake on guitar and later
flute,
Sean
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
Paul
Finn
. The end of 2004 saw founding member John Blake depart the band for other pursuits as Sligo
flutist

Damien Stenson
became the most recent addition to the line-up.

Buy

Inné Amárach
.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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