Ceol & Cuimhne [Music & Memory] (Gael Linn/Compass Records COM 4536, 2010)
Irish folk band Téada has established itself as one of the finest acts in the new wave of Irish traditional music. Their 2010 release, Ceol & Cuimhne (Music & Memory) continues the exploration of Irish traditional music extracted from various sources, including Irish field recordings and manuscripts as well as sources from the Irish diaspora in the United States. Ceol & Cuimhne presents a collection of dazzling reels and jigs as well as a polka and a beautiful air.
The young musical wizards in the band are: band leader Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Paul Finn (button accordion), Damien Stenson (flutes), Seán McElwain (bouzouki/guitar), and Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán). It is no wonder that they won the Best Young Irish Traditional Act category at Ireland’s Music Awards 2009.
Ceol & Cuimhne features special guests Gráinne Hambly (harp), Tommy Martin (uilleann pipes) and Brian Cunningham (sean-nós dance).
With Ceol & Cuimhne, Téada has consolidated itself as one of the most appealing and significant artists in the are of Irish traditional music.
Buy Ceol & Cuimhne.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.