Bio

Celebrating 21 years as one of Ireland's leading traditional bands

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, Israel and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Rainforest World Music Festival & Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe and World Music Festival Taiwan. In 2014 the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan. 

Spring 2022 brought the release of Téada's sixth album on the Gael Linn label, featuring the brilliant vocals of Séamus Begley along with the band's customary re-energising of rare tunes from the tradition.

Highlights

Festivals

USA: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Dublin Irish Fest, Walnut Valley Music Festival, Festival International de Louisiane, Great Lakes Folk Festival, Lotus Festival, Kansas City Irish Festival, North Texas Irish Festival, Old Songs Festival, Festival of the Mabon 

CANADA: Edmonton Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Goderich Celtic Festival

IRELAND: Kilkenny Arts Festival, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Temple Bar TradFest, Sligo Live, The Gathering, Kilkenny TradFest, 

EUROPE: Interceltique Festival de Lorient, Celtic Connections, Tonder Festival, Festival Interceltico do Porto, Festa do Avante, Festival Les Traversées Tatihou, Sidmouth Folk Week, Shetland Folk Festival, Return to Camden Town Festival  

REST OF WORLD: Rainforest World Music Festival, Penang World Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, World Music Festival Taiwan, Harare International Festival of the Arts 

Performers

Oisín Mac Diarmada - fiddle

Paul Finn - accordion

Damien Stenson - flute

Seán Mc Elwain - guitar

Tristan Rosenstock - bodhrán

Samantha Harvey - piano / dance

Discography

 

Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten (CEFCD218), 2022 Gael Linn 

Ainneoin na Stoirme / In Spite of the Storm (CEFCD205), 2013 Gael Linn 

Ceol & Cuimhne / Music & Memory (CEFCD195), 2010 Gael Linn / Compass Records 

Inné Amárach / Yesterday Tomorrow (CEFCD188), 2006 Gael Linn / Compass Records 

Lá an Dreoilín / Give Us A Penny and Let Us Be Gone (CEFCD185), 204 Gael Linn / Green Linnet 

Téada (GLCD1225), 2003 Green Linnet