Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce One for the Foxes, an exiting and dynamic transatlantic trio, is the opening performance of the 2019-2020 On the Porch Concert Series. One for the Foxes brings a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music to Sleder’s, having already won over audiences on both sides of the ocean. From energetic fiddle tunes and beautiful ballads and songs, the traditional as well as original, this concert on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 7 p.m. on Sleder’s Porch is one you’ll want to catch.
The group is formed of Dublin’s Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Galway’s Dave Curley (SLIDE) and Denver, Colorado’s Joanna Hyde (The Hydes). Award-winning instrumentalists each in their own right, Dave, Tadhg, and Joanna take a unique twist on the diverse strengths of their individual backgrounds, weaving between traditional melodies, their own compositions, and songs from the broader folk canon. They recently joined forces and talents to create the special blend that is One for The Foxes. The results are highly personalized and thrilling in their daring and forthright grasp of their material.
Through a shared deep-rooted passion for Irish traditional music, this trio highlights the vital role of Irish traditional music as an origin of much American folk music and explores how those styles can interact with one another in a manner both eclectic and grounded. Having collaborated on the recently-released One for the Foxes CD, they are now touring the US.
About the Musicians
Dave Curley, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and dancer, has been making big waves in the Irish music scene in Ireland, Europe, and the USA in the last number of years. He was a creative member of award-winning bands SLIDE and RUNA and 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 and 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, showcases his vocals and writing style, which has a contemporary sensibility while rooted in tradition.
Tadhg Ó Meachair
Tadhg Ó Meachair grew up in an Irish-speaking home and studied the Irish language to University level and has established himself as a force in the world of traditional Irish music. Among the various awards for piano, piano accordion, and accompaniment, he recently won an All-Ireland piano title. Along with extensive tours of the US and Europe (with Goitse), he has also performed on stages from Ireland’s National Concert Hall to Music Crossroads in Zambia, the infamous Festival Interceltique de Lorient to a garden party hosted by the President of Ireland.
Joanna Hyde’s musical talents include classical, Irish, Cape Brenton, Texas swing, bluegrass, and American folk among other styles. Joanna graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College with a BA in Music in 2009, and in 2011, she received a Jack Kent Cook Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award. She moved to Ireland for three years teaching at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, studying Irish traditional music and graduating with an MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance in 2014.
Joanna currently splits her time between Colorado and Ireland, performing and teaching. She is known for her collaboration with her brother, guitarist Iain Hyde, as well as with husband and Irish pianist/accordionist (and fellow One for the Foxes band member) Tadhg Ó Meachair.
The Irish influence on American musical styles is deeply rooted, continuing to sparkle and evolve. Come and hear it live, in person, on Monday September 16th at 7 p.m when One For The Foxes brings their music to Sleder’s porch for a magical night. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Sleder’s, Oryana Food Cooperative and Brilliant Books. For tickets or more information call Sleder’s at 947-9213.