Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea, which combines primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads and screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe born from a family drum circle, will bring their authentic tribal music to White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

In 2017, Tuatha Dea became part of The New Bristol Sessions, a collaboration celebrating the historic 1927 Sessions along with folks like Dolly Parton, Virginia Ground, 49 Winchester and more.

From the beginning, the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal.

Members of the family group include sister vocalists Rebecca and Katherine Mullikin, guitarists Brandon “B” Mullikin and Adam Ogle, flutist Tesea Mullikin Dawson, multi-instrumentalist Chris Bush, fiddle player Laura Smith and drummer Brett Maney. Danny Mullikin, the patriarch of the band as lead writer, guitarist, hand drummer and African kit drummer, is the husband to Rebecca, father to Tesea and Brandon, and brother-in-law to Kathy and Chris.

Tickets costt $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. For more information, go to www.whitehorseblackmountain.com or call 828-669-0816.

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