Téada means "strings" in the Irish language. This group revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland, playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the timeless energy of traditional reels, jigs, hornpipes, and more. Now firmly established as one of Irish music's leading exponents on the international world music stage, Téada has played major festivals around North America, and in Europe they've drawn crowds of more than 30,000. The band's varied sound draws on the inspiring early recordings of Sligo emigrants who recorded in America in the 1920s era, while also engaging with new compositions by leading traditional composers. In 2012, the band added West Kerry singing legend Séamus Begley to the ranks, bringing a strong stage presence and an intergenerational aspect that has gone down a storm on tour. Téada comes to Michigan with a new album, "Ainneoin na stoirme / In spite of the storm," on the Gael Linn label.