Tejedor is led by three siblings from Avilés, a town in the northernmost Spanish region of Asturias. The group members devoted their lives to Asturian traditional music and wrote their own compositions. They are José Manuel, his brother Javier and their sister Eva Tejedor.
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 prizes as a bagpipe and drum partnership. Eva for her part is an exceptional singer and percussionist.
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 San Sebastian, features lullabies, polkas and waltzes, featuring Asturian bagpipes, dreamy melodies, accordions, fiddles and percussion.
Tejedor: José Manuel Tejedor: Asturian bagpipes, low whistle, flutes; Javier Tejedor: button accordion, percussion, bagpipe, flutes; and Eva Tejedor: percussion and vocals
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.