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Teáda with Séamus Begley / Imar
August 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 3RD AUGUST | 7PM | Cathedral Christ the King N91EF82
Téada – a traditional band with a truly worldwide reach
Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo.
In 2014, the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan and continues to have a strong touring presence in the United States, where Téada has toured actively since 2001.
May 2022 saw the release of the band’s new album on the Gael Linn label, featuring an exciting vocal collaboration with Hollywood actor & singer John C. Reilly in addition to the band’s customary reenergising of rare tunes from the tradition.
Seamus Begley is an Irish accordion player from Dingle, County Kerry, in the Gaeltacht (Irish-talking) region. Begley hails from Ballydavid, Dingle’s Gaelic-talking locale. Brendan Begley is an accordion-playing Irish people performer from County Kerry who has some expertise in customary music. Seana, delivered in 1987, and We Won’t Go Home Until Morning, delivered in 1988, both components Liam O’Flynn on the uilleann pipes, showing his capacities. Brendan has additionally been with The Boys of the Lough and has showed up on accounts with The Chieftains.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners, Glasgow-based five-piece Ímar stand out from the crowd – by taking things back to basics. With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, Mec Lir, RURA, and Talisk and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including a the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician Of The Year, 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.
Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music – although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst
Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk – and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar’s distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material. The band’s unmistakable synergy centers on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland,
Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language and a similar kinship endures between their musical traditions. “energy that’s seemingly bursting to let loose” – The Herald “exceptional” – The Living Tradition “Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity” **** The Scotsman