|Come check us out at the Water Valley Celtic Music Festival in Water Valley, Alberta on Saturday, June 18th!|
Brian is going to be playing solo at the Upper Level School house at 9:45 AM and My Son Ted will be gracing the Community Hall at 3:45 PM. Come on out to Water Valley on June 18!
We're looking forward to another great time at the East Coulee Spring Fest on May 7th, 2016. Hope to see you there!
The band is looking forward to performing at Fort Calgary on November 6th, doors open at 7:00 PM. My Son Ted will be performing an hour-long concert and will feature singer/songwriter Emily Triggs as the warm-up. This is part of the ongoing Little Concert Series. Tickets are $15 on brownpapertickets or $20 at the door.
We had a great time performing at the East Coast Kitchen Party in the David Thompson Resort on the second last weekend of August. Thanks to all the great folks at the David Thompson Resort for putting on a great little festival, and taking good care of us as well!
Hi Everyone! Thanks to all those who saw us at the 2015 East Coulee Spring Fest in May and the Water Valley Celtic Music Festival in June. They were magic times!
Next stop, the East Coast Kitchen Party at the David Thompson Resort, just west of Nordegg, Alberta. We'll be there the weekend of August 21st. Come check us out, and have a blast at the David Thompson Resort.
Christie and Brian, backed up by Rob, recently performed at the Window on the West Stage at the 2015 Calgary Stampede. They were the first performers of the Stampede at the W.O.W. Stage.
The Teds' brand of eclectic fusion, British folk with North American roots, Calypso and Ceilidh has charmed audiences up and down the QEII as well as the Trans- Canada since the band's inception in 1999. With a combination of original songs, traditional material and esoteric interpretations of some oft-heard pieces, My Son Ted loves to energize and uplift.
Founded by guitarist/songwriter Brian Volke, the band's current line-up coalesced about seven years ago. Singer/songwriter Christie Simmons brings along her folk roots and heartfelt voice, reminiscent of Gillian Welch. Robert McConnell has been rock steady on bass since 2001. Colin Peters is masterful at filling in the gaps on fiddle, while always being ready to to jump in when it comes to a tune or two. Originally signing on as the bodhran player, Brad Uphill has gradually been expanding his percussive perview. Shawn Kingston joined in 2011 with his dobro, effects pedal and wonderfully smooth voice, making him an integral part of the band's harmonies.
My Son Ted aka Tir Na Nog has been a mainstay at the Water Valley Celtic Music Festival, only missing one appearance since 1999. As well TNN has performed at the 4th Street Lilac Festival, the East Coast Kitchen Party at the David Thompson Resort, the Rocky Mountain Folk Club in Calgary, the East Coulee Spring Fest, the Cochrane Valley Folk Club, the Room Full of Sound concert series in Okotoks, Alberta and A Taste of Calgary. On October 9, 2012, the band was honoured to open for the Chieftains at the Epcor Centre in Calgary.