Funnily enough I have my last introduction Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith to thank for this introduction as it was through them I discovered TEYR, both having performed alongside each other at London’s Green Note. The name TEYR is Cornish for “3” who are comprised of James Gavin (guitar and fiddle), Dominic Henderson (uilleann pipes and whistles) and Tommie Black-Roff (accordion). They all met through North London’s Trad music scene and they take inspiration from the high-energy musicanship and interplay of bands like Lau, Kan and Lúnasa. You can see them put that inspiration into practice on their fine performance of Shady Grove below which is also our Song of the Day.
Their debut album is due soon but in the meantime grab their EP Stealing A March here: teyr.bandcamp.com/album/stealing-a-march
They play at this year’s Priddy Folk Festival (10-12 July 2015). More gig dates and details here: http://www.teyr.co.uk/