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August 14 @ 7:30 pm $20
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Téada means “strings” in the Irish language. This group revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland, playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the timeless energy of traditional reels, jigs, hornpipes, and more. Now firmly established as one of Irish music’s leading exponents on the international world music stage, Téada has played major festivals around North America, and in Europe they’ve drawn crowds of more than 30,000. The band’s varied sound draws on the inspiring early recordings of Sligo emigrants who recorded in America in the 1920s era, while also engaging with new compositions by leading traditional composers. This show features the Oisin Mac Diarmada on fiddle, Paul Finn on accordion, and Seán Mc Elwain on guitar—plus Detroiter Seán Gavin on flute and pipes. Séan grew up in Detroit and was introduced to Irish music by his father, Clare-born fiddle player Mick Gavin. Seán performs with the group Bua, and is also the only musician born outside Ireland to win the prestigious Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal.