“One of the most versatile and innovative groups in Canada” – Penguin Eggs
Punching through the walls of tradition, The McDades’ Celtic-rooted music fuses the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and infectious global rhythms.
The McDades’ are known for stretching the boundaries of traditional music, being celtic-rooted, but with much wider inspiration that is full of side trips and improvisations. As a group they are renown for experimentation and exploration of new ideas and arrangements; the freedom to express within an art form, but without constraints.
Though celtic at heart, the group effortlessly blends classical, jazz, bluegrass, Indian classical music, and rock; showcasing The McDades’ love of exploration and their pure joy of creativity.