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Tejedor is led by three siblings from Avilés , a town in the northernmost Spanish region of Asturias. The group members, although still in their twenties, have devoted their lives to Asturian traditional music and now are writing their own, personal sounding compositions. They are José Manuel (Asturian bagpipes, low whistle and flutes), his brother Javier (button accordion, bagpipe, percussion and flutes) and their sister Eva Tejedor (traditional percussion and vocals). 

Both brothers won MacCallan bagpipe awards at the Inter Celtic Festival in Lorient. José Manuel, who won this award three times, played pipes with Spanish rock band Revólver in their unplugged 1998 tour. The brothers have also won all Asturian prices as a bagpipe and drum partnership. Eva, for her part, is an exceptional singer and percussionist. José Manuel is the most elegant and virtuosistic piper in the Spanish folk scene.

Their creative potential, taken together with their instrumental skills and their youth, announces a breakthrough for them both in Spain and abroad.

Free from preconceptions and ties, they are converging with the most talented people in the folk planet. They are convinced that their music has enough quality and commercial viability to compete anywhere in the world, and so they sought the collaboration of several of the best musicians in the international, Spanish and Asturian scenes to cut their fresh, surprising debut album: James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, Afro Celt Sound System), Duncan Chisholm (Wolfstone), Mike McGoldrick (Capercaillie, Afro Celt Sound System) and Kepa Junkera, as well as a relevant Asturian bundle of players headed by Chus Pedro (an excellent singer who fronts the Asturian band Nuberu), Igor Medio of Felpeyu, Rody Herrera, and others.

Texedores De Suaños was the debut album of the band and it also marked also the first time that Phil Cunningham produced a recording by Spanish musicians.

The CD, which was cut at Elkar studios in Saint Sebastian, is chock full of magic and poetry, with lullabies, polkas and waltzes, Asturian bagpipes and dreaming melodies overflowing with talent, accordions, fiddles and percussion played with an unusual freshness that smells of newly mowed grass.

It is folk music steeped in folly, a music that looks far and near and is both soft and direct, both moving and joyful. Such is the sound of Tejedor, a band equally capable of making the audience laugh and cry, of making it dream and dance.


José Manuel Tejedor: Asturian bagpipes, low whistle, flutes

Javier Tejedor: button accordion, percussion, bagpipe, flutes

Eva Tejedor: percussion and vocals


Official Web Site: www.tejedor.es


Texedores De Suaños

Llunaticos (Aris Musica/Resistencia, 2003)

Musica Na Maleta (2007)

Similar Music:
Asturian, Celtic, Spanish, Accordion, Bagpipe, Tambourine, Vocals