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Genres You Will Love
Blues: Acoustic Blues World: Celtic Moods: Instrumental

By Location
United States - New Mexico

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Taranai performs both original works and traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, all with original interpretation in the style they call "Celtic Blues." Taranai is the duet of Jonathan and Tessa Dowell. Jonathan is a mountain dulcimer champion. His awards include Southern Regional, Colorado State, and Texas State Championships, and Silver and Bronze Medals from the U.S. National Folk-Music Championships. Tessa is a Platinum Bodhran student, studying with instructors in Scotland and Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Together, Tessa and Jonathan have won three Southern Regional Dulcimer Ensemble Championships. Taranai has performed all over the United States with special appearances in Cape Breton as featured artists at the Ceilidh on the Wharf in Mabou, Nova Scotia in 2013.

Taranai performs both up-tempo dance music such as reels and jigs, and contemplative airs and love songs. Taranai is a Welsh word meaning "make thunder."

You can find Taranai's performance schedule, download pictures, and contact the band through their Facebook page,