Meet The Band
Tuatha Dea first began with a group of close friends gathering together once a week to drum for kicks in 2009. Soon after the band began to write original music and playing at local social gatherings. As they began to build a small local fan base it was decided to try their hands at taking the show out into the public eye. They eclectically mix Scotts Irish, new age, traditional and modern day music to produce a unique variety and blend of rhythm and melody. As the fan base grows, the group continues it’s evolution and is constantly re-defining it’s perimeters.
Tuatha Dea is pure primal energy with a Celtic twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non conventional instruments such as guitar, bass, modern and Native American flutes as well as a myriad of vocal styles to create a truly unique sound. Born of a family drum circle, the group delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and family as well. Their rhythmic groove naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances.
From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and Great Britain with the pulse-pounding heartbeat of the drums to produce unique versions of old favorites like “Danny Boy”, “Whiskey In A Jar”, “Loch Lomond” and others. The group’s eclectic nature also incorporates a rock, blues, new age and even punk edge into their repertoire of material to further widen their appeal.
Original music such as the Celtic mythology of their namesake song “Tuatha de Danaan” and “Pipers Pay” as well as mainstream compositions such as “The Sky Is Falling” and “Granny’s Bedtime Tonic” marks Tuatha Dea as a creative force. Feel the music. Embrace the rhythm. Experience the family of Tuatha Dea.
Now, with the release of their sophomore album, Kith & Kin this summer, the band looks to take the next step in the evolution they began 3 years ago.