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Norwich Cathedral hosted Triad for the NNF15 events

Norwich Cathedral hosted Triad for the NNF15 event

Triad at Norwich Cathedral, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015

Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 25 May 2015

The Cathedral’s soaring acoustics provided a perfect setting for Triad to showcase their traditional, compelling, toe-tapping virtuosity in a Celtic music concert that entranced a packed audience.

Comprising two Irishmen and one from Brittany, the trio played through a wide range of jigs, slow reels, airs and pipe marches, some very old from Europe’s Celtic regions and others they wrote themselves.

Beside trad-dance melodies, there were slip-jigs and songs, a few in Gaelic. Their fingers danced too as their instruments created a harmonious completeness to a beautiful evening as the shadows lengthened inside and out.

The sets were interspersed with informative anecdotes and jokes that enhanced the intimate atmosphere. These men, musical maestros in their own right, are truly formidable as an ensemble.

Triad are part of a new wave of contemporary-traditional folk players in the broadest sense, popular through their masterful musicianship and because people are interested in the past interpreted in a modern context.

We left with the tunes ringing in our ears; they left in the knowledge that they will be welcomed back, and soon.

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