Dé Céadaoin Written by Webmaster on August 24, 2018
We’re a traditional Irish session band specializing in Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic folk music.
Dé Céadaoin has performed throughout the CSRA and Ireland in its five years together. The band specializes in traditional Celtic folk music with an emphasis on Irish and Scottish music, which features the fiddle as the chief melody instrument. We have two fiddlers, Jonathan Clark, who is also active-duty Navy, and Beth Carson. However, we also have a tin whistle player, Debbie van Tuyll, who breaks out her Celtic harp on occasion. Our rhythm section consists of Charles Smith on a very specialized Celtic instrument, the citern, and Bob Harmon on another specialized instrument, the bouzouki. Bob sometimes also performs on the guitar and sometimes the Irish drum called a bodhran. The group is rounded out with Sandy Adams on mandolin and Hubert van Tuyll on banjo. We’ll be losing our lead guitarist this fall when he goes off to college at the University of South Carolina, Matt Doherty, be we’re hoping to get him back for Arts in the Heart.
The band has performed for a variety of churches and civic groups, including Arts in the Heart, the annual Hibernian Society’s Christmas party for disabled vets, the St. Andrews Society of Aiken, various St. Patrick’s Day events, and private parties. They have also made two tours of Ireland and performed in pubs and other venues there.