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 an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan in 2014 playing to audiences of 40,000 people.
Continuing to grow in vision, the band has recently received a Yeats 2015 WDC Funding Award for a show production celebrating the Sligo-inspired poetry of W.B. Yeats. Téada’s latest addition to the line-up is legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year.
A celebration of W.B. Yeats’ strong ties with Sligo, this show marries music and verse as we journey around the Sligo of Yeats’s poetry.
Through a combination of spoken word from leading actors Macdara O Fatharta and Marcus Lamb, song by Séamus Seamus Begley, traditional music of Sligo performed by Téada, sean-nós and contemporary dance from Samantha Harvey and Sibéal Davitt, and evocative landscape photography we find ourselves immersed in the extraordinary work of Yeats and spellbound by a wonderful combination of rhythm and rhyme.
Kindly supported by @Western Development Commission Yeats2015 funding.
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