Irish group Teada to perform in Unity

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, at 9:12 p.m.

UNITY — Teada with Seamus Begley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.

Téada, one of Irish music’s leading exponents on the international world music stage, continues to be driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes inherited from previous generations of musicians. Since 2001, when the freshly formed band landed a spot on the innovative Irish television show “Flosc,” Téada, has evolved to frequent headline performances at major music festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia. A notable highlight was a headlining appearance for a 30,000-member audience in Brittany in 2006, a year which also saw the band launch its CD/DVD “Inné Amárach,” released by Gael Linn and Compass Records. With lush Irish orchestration, Téada, meaning “strings” in the Irish language revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland, deftly playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the timeless energy of the reels, jigs, hornpipes, and other lesser known tunes in the repertoire.

Téada are Oisín Mac Diarmada, fiddle; Paul Finn, button accordion; Damien Stenson, flutes; Seán Mc Elwain, bouzouki/guitar; Tristan Rosenstock, bodhrán.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at http://www.unitymaine.org or at the door. There will be a pre-jam session beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring your instruments. For more information, call 948-7469.

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