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Genres You Will Love
World: Celtic Moods: Mood: Brooding Classical: Chamber Music

By Location
United States - Oregon

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Dréos is a Celtic ensemble of performing composers that brings together the blazing piping of Eliot Grasso, virtuosic fiddling of Brandon Vance, and powerhouse accompaniment of Glen Waddell to create fiery dance music and soul-filling songs. Having performed in North America and Europe, this Celtic Kronos Quartet creates new music and re-imagines old music using a traditional vocabulary. Dréos’s mastery of Irish and Scottish music offers listeners exciting, handcrafted music in the living Celtic tradition, and engages audiences in a centuries-old cultural-artistic dialogue.

Dréos’s debut recording, The Clearing, was hailed by New York’s Irish Echo as “a taut, accomplished work that plays at the crossroads between Irish and Scottish music” and was named one of the top ten recordings by Folk, World & Roots Music in the year of its release. Their second album, The Odyssey of These Days, a recording of original chamber music written in response to the abstract paintings of artist Wesley Hurd, was recognized by the Oregon Arts Commission with an Artist Fellowship in 2017. Having performed for the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh, U.K., the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland, the World Music Series, University of Oregon, Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle, and points beyond, Dréos offers compelling music, live and recorded. Learn more about Dréos at