On June 18th, Tucson House Concerts is pleased to host a new trio out of Ireland. You may be familiar with each of the three musicians from their work with other groups. Tadhg O’Meachair plays keyboard and accordion with Goitse, Joanna Hyde plays fiddle and sings in the duo The Hydes, and Dave Curley is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who has played with Slide and Runa.
Joanna and Tadgh recently released their duo CD, One for the Foxes (2017). Dave released a CD with Mick Broderick, Brand New Day (2014). The three met as students at the prestigious Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and are now combining the talents for the first time on tour. Not only are all three accomplished instrumental players, Joanna and Dave are fabulous singers.
Joanna, Tadhg, and Dave will perform on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:30pm and the suggested donation is $20 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please see our about page. Seating is limited. This will be our only concert for the summer.
Joanna and Tadhg first met at the prestigious Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and have performed together on a variety of stages around the world. They have released their debut album, One for the Foxes in 2017.
Joanna graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College with a BA in Music in 2009, and was recognized with the Music Department’s top performance and academic awards. In 2011, she was selected as one of 10 scholars from across the United States by a panel of distinguished arts professors and professionals to receive the Jack Kent Cook Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award. With this generous scholarship, she moved to Ireland to pursue three years of studying Irish traditional music as well as teaching at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Joanna graduated with an MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance in 2014, and has recently been working on a variety of recording projects, as well as performing and teaching around the US and Europe. Joanna is also a member of The Hydes – recently named New Group of the Year 2017 by the LiveIreland Awards.
A recent graduate of the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick and a member of the award-winning group Goitse, Tadhg has established himself as a force in the world of traditional Irish music. A recent All-Ireland piano title win is among the various awards for piano, piano accordion and accompaniment that have cemented this fact in the minds of the traditional music community. As well as extensive tours of the US and Europe with Goitse, he has performed on a variety of stages around the world to huge crowds and esteemed audiences; from Ireland’s National Concert Hall to Music Crossroads in Zambia and from the infamous Festival Interceltique de Lorient to a garden party hosted by Uachtarán an hÉireann, the President of Ireland.
In recent years, he has recorded on many albums and worked with singers and musicians alike, including collaborations with legendary singers Aoife Clancy and Seán Ó Sé. He was also chosen by none other than Dónal Lunny to be the pianist in his ‘Lorg Lunny’ project which was recorded for an eight-episode TV series and culminated in the formation of the band Ciorras.
Dave Curley, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, Co. Galway, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe and the USA in the last number of years. After graduating from the University of Limerick’s groundbreaking Irish Music and Dance programme with a 1st class honours, Dave became a creative member of award-winning bands SLIDE and RUNA. He also regularly performs with Grammy Award winner Moya Brennan of Clannad. More recently, Dave has been performing with ‘Instrumental band of the Decade’ The Brock McGuire Band. Dave has also recorded with producer Donal Lunny and Grammy award Winners Ron Block, Jeff Taylor and Buddy Greene. His most recent record, ‘A Brand New Day’, marks a new beginning in his musical career and showcases his vocals and writing style which has a contemporary sensibility whilst rooted in tradition.
This trio of Joanna, Tadhg, and Dave will perform on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:30pm and the suggested donation is $20 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please see our about page. Seating is limited. This will be our only concert for the summer.