Friday, February 16, 2007
Trio Tekke at An Spailpín Fanác
A couple of weeks ago, a group called Trio Tekke played at An Spailpín Fánac. Trio Tekke are a three piece band consisting of two Cypriot and one Anglo-Chilean musicians, who play traditional Greek Rembetika combined with contemporary reggae and Latin rhythms, although to be perfectly honest, it was all Greek to me! (*groan*)
A pleasant support act, whose name escapes me, warmed us up nicely with a somewhat eclectic set of traditional music from across Europe including Macedonian and Turkish folk songs. Eventually, Trio Tekke took to the stage with the minimum of fuss and proceeded to do their thing. The played a good mix of upbeat and down tempo tunes and at times we really wished we had bought a few plates with us just to smash on the floor although the scarcity of delph was somewhat made up for by the crazy Greek girl who entertained us all with her dancing, that and way too many Scooby Doo jokes... but I’m just too tired to explain what that was all about.