North Atlantic Drift

North Atlantic Drift to perform at Cup of Tae Festival

Dan MacDonald, Brian Taheny and Ross Griffiths are bringing their trio, North Atlantic Drift
over to Ireland for a short tour. Beginning in Donegal, they will be performing at the Cup of
Tae Festival from May 3rd to 6th.

The North Atlantic Drift is a water current that runs between the east coast of Canada and the
west coast of Europe and Ireland. The music of North Atlantic Drift reflects this, following a
centuries-long tradition of trading music and musical styles between Ireland, Scotland and
Canada’s east coast.

Brian Taheny from Sligo, Dan MacDonald from Cap Breton Island and Ross Griffiths from the
Ontario piping tradition form this particular trading triangle and the product is a multi-
instrumental, multi-styled celtic sound that is truly Canadian in its diversity.

“Their music is outstanding… reels and jigs exceptionally well played… ringing fiddle
harmonies and crisp ornamentation. They cover all the bases from Edinburgh to Ennis, Cape
Breton to Cumberland Gap.”
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