A show that marries music and verse in journey around Sligo

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Téada present ‘Where Benbulben sets the Scene’ at the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Sunday, June 14 at 8pm.

INNOVATORS: Téada will perform a new show in the Hawk's Well next month.
INNOVATORS: Téada will perform a new show in the Hawk’s Well next month.

A celebration of W.B. Yeats’ strong ties with Sligo, this show marries music and verse as we journey around the Sligo of Yeats’s poetry.

Through a combination of spoken word, song by Séamus Begley, traditional music of Sligo performed by Téada, sean-nós and contemporary dance, and evocative landscape photography we find ourselves immersed in the extraordinary work of Yeats and spellbound by a wonderful combination of rhythm and rhyme.

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, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan in 2014 playing to audiences of 40,000 people.

Continuing to grow in vision, the band has recently received a Yeats 2015 Western Development Commission Funding Award for a show production celebrating the Sligo-inspired poetry of W.B. Yeats.

Téada’s latest addition to the line-up is legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year.

A Yeats-inspired collaboration between Téada and noted actors Macdara ” Fatharta and Marcus Lambe, featuring music from Téada, songs from Séamus Begley and dance, with photo and video backdrop from Damien Stenson.

Members of Téada include Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle) Séamus Begley (vocals) Paul Finn (button accordion) Damien Stenson (flute) Seán McElwain (guitar) Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán).

Tickets for the show on Sunday, June 14 are €25 (€20 concession) with a special Go See rate of €12.50 for Under-18s. Tickets can be booked from the Box Office on 071-9161518 or www.hawkswell.com

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