CELTIC TRIBAL GYPSY ROCK! Tuatha Dea is pure primal energy with a Celtic and World 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, Didgeridoo and more 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 traditional favorites like “Aillien Duinn”, “Danny Boy”, “Whiskey In A Jar”, “Loch Lomond” , “Skye Boat” and others. The group’s eclectic nature also incorporates a rock, blues, new age, world 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” , “Celtic Woman”, “Irish Handfasting”, “Aradia”, “Akasha”, and “Pipers Pay” as well as mainstream compositions such as “The Sky Is Falling” , ” Falling Down” , “Tonight” and “Granny’s Bedtime Tonic” marks Tuatha Dea as a creative force.
Hailing from the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee, the Clan has been described as “Pure Energy” organically blending their Celtic, Native American and Tribal roots into a Gypsy Rock vibe that transcends category and genre!
Recently returning from Canada and drawing rave reviews for their unique style, the group tours widely performing at Celtic Fests, International Fests and a multitude of venues in the states from Coast to Coast! The group has been featured at North Carolina’s Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Canada’s Kaleidoscope, Florida’s Paralounge, Connecticut’s Newtown Benefit, Bowling Green International Festival, Gatlinburg Scottish Highland Games, Upper Michigan’s Copper Hammer Highland Games, West Tennessee’s Celt Fest and a host of Festival venues too many to mention. Pubs and Clubs include Preservation Pub, White Horse Black Moubtain, Fionn McCool’s, Tir na NOg, The Emerald Lounge and the list goes on! Performing with such acts as Seven Nations, Albannach, Celtica, Raithkelter, Barleyjuice, Saor Patrol, Wendy Rule, Hudost, Spiral Rhythm and many others Tuatha Dea brings their unique flavor vibe and sound accented visually by their energy and flamboyant stage show!
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Tuatha Dea is a Gaelic phrase adopted from the Celtic mythology of the Tuatha de Danaan whose literary history originates in Ireland and Great Britain. The name “Tuatha Dea” literally translates into “Children of The Gods”. The band’s Celtic influence stems directly from this historical clan which lived and ruled for a period in ancient Ireland and who were later destined to become the stuff of legend and basis of Celtic mythology. Those who dwelt beneath the burrows. The Children of The Gods.