On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley is pleased to present the highly-acclaimed traditional band Téada, from County Sligo, Ireland. 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 Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and Campeche International Festival in Mexico. In 2014 the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan.
Founded by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, Téada first came together in 2001 to make an appearance on the innovative TG4 television series ‘Flosc.’ One of Irish traditional music’s leading exponents, Téada is driven by a fascination for the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations of musicians. Irish Music Magazine describes the band as “at the cutting edge of the next generation of Irish musicians…with a fierce familiarity with the old ways.”
Advance tickets for the concert, which will be held at 7 PM at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley (623 Columbia St, Utica, NY), are $25, and are available through Eventbrite or the 5 Points Pub at the Irish Cultural Center. Tickets will be $30 at the door on the day of the show.