Tadhg Ó’Meachair & Joanna Hyde with Dave Curley

An exciting trio of Celtic musicians featuring Co. Galway’s Dave Curley (Runa, Slide), Joanna Hyde (Denver, Colorado) and Dublin’s Tadhg Ó’ Meachair (Goitse). Weaving traditional Irish and American songs and instrumentals with new compositions and percussive step dancing, this dynamic trio has an incredible array of talents on display.

Dave Curley is from Galway and has been touring in the US since 2008 with Slide, Runa and more recently with Moya Brennan of Clannad, The Brock McGuire Band and John Doyle. A highly sought after multi-instrumentalist, he is quickly gaining notoriety for his vocal style, his compositions and his percussive footwork.

Tadhg Ó Meachair, from Dublin, is an All-Ireland champion piano player and has been touring the globe with the award-winning Irish group, Goitse. He is renowned for his ability create dynamic and invigorating arrangements for both traditional and newly composed music.

Joanna Hyde, from Colorado, USA is a wonderful vocalist, fiddler and dancer with influences from both Celtic and American folk music. In 2011 she received the Jack Kent Cook Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award with which she pursued an M.A. in Irish music performance at the University of Limerick, later teaching there as well. She has toured around the U.S. and Europe, and also performs with her award-winning duo, The Hydes.

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