Monday, 15 September 2008

Teada - Ottawa Workshop Information

Email from Matt Pepin (15 Sept 2008): The Irish Canadian Cultural Centre ("St-Brigid's"), located at the corner of St. Patrick and Cumberland St, booked the Irish traditional group Teada in Monday (Sept 22nd), but due to a conflicting gig involving Oisin MacDiarmada (fiddle), they have had to re-schedule (date unknown). However, the rest of the band will be coming for the evening and are hoping to do some workshops. I was wondering if you could help put out the word. These lads are WONDERFUL players and are well worth sitting with for a hour and a half! DETAILS: -$25 for any one workshop -6pm start divided into two 45 mins with a quick break -Some type of recording device STRONGLY recommended!! -Since they aren't around very long, there will be one group for every workshop, which means that the guys will try to teach at the most popular proficiency level. --end-- Téada are: Oisín Mac Diarmada - fiddle (not appearing) Paul Finn - button accordion (last indicated not appearing) Damien Stenson - flutes Seán Mc Elwain - bouzouki/guitar Tristan Rosenstock - bodhrán Tommy Martin - uilleann pipes (now appearing for workshop) For what it's worth, I've been listening to Teada for a few years now, and these guys are incredible musicians, playing straight-ahead traditional Irish music to the highest standards with very tasteful ornamentation and a wonderfully broad selection of traditional tune types. No doubt the workshops would be well worth attending! For more info on Teada: Craig

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just to let you all know that I (Tommy Martin) will be travelling with Teada to Ottawa and will be conducting uilleann pipes and whistle classes too!
Looking forward to meeting you all.