Téada, Direct from Ireland

Orange City Arts presents the traditional Irish band Téada, who will be performing at 7:30 pm on March 8, 2024, at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City, IA.

Get ready to be transported to the magical world of traditional Irish music with the incredible Téada! This talented group of musicians is renowned for their captivating performances and authentic sound. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or new to the genre, Teada’s concert is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Hailing from Ireland, Téada has been enchanting audiences around the globe with its unique blend of traditional tunes and contemporary arrangements. Their mastery of instruments such as the fiddle, flute, accordion, and bodhrán will leave you in awe. Prepare yourself for foot-stomping jigs, soulful ballads, and lively reels that will have you dancing in your seat.

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, performances at the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, the Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. In 2014, the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan and continues to have a strong touring presence in the United States, where Téada has toured actively since 2001. May 2022 brought the release of the band’s new album on the Gael Linn label, featuring an exciting vocal collaboration with Hollywood actor & singer John C. Reillyin in addition to the band’s customary reenergising of rare tunes from the tradition. Legendary Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, Téada’s vocalist since 2012, sadly passed away in January 2023, a great loss to Téada and the entire musical community. Notable festival appearances in 2023 included the Savannah Music Festival, Montana Folk Festival, Festival Interceltique de Lorient (Brittany,) and Irish Festival of Oulu(Finland), with the band set to return to Dublin Irish Festival, Ohio in Summer 2024.

Before the public concert, Téada will perform a shorter program for the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community residents. Support for this entire event is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council, which exists within the Iowa Economic Development Authority. 

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to witness Teada live in concert. Get ready for an evening filled with joy, passion, and a celebration of Irish culture through music. Mark your calendars now because this is one performance you won’t want to miss!

Tickets for the evening performance are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available for purchase online here or at the door. For more information, call 712-707-4510. Cash bar, limited seating.