LOL - well not exactly - but we did have burgers on September 18th at Edzo's Burger Shop in Evanston with friends Ron & Mary. And Mary's calendar (which lists all US holidays) did say Teitur for the same date. And since her calendar had pointed out Ashura near the same date she assumed it was some religious holiday unknown to her.
It turned out that the event called Teitur on her calendar was actually a concert we had bought tickets for the four us to attend! so Happy Teitur or Merry Teitur or Joyous Teitur - LOL whichever you wish...
so we decided since the concert was at Evanston S.P.A.C.E. we would grab a burger before the concert at Edzo's -
the warm up act were sisters from Alaska/Chicago/Ireland (LOL) really - called Maeve & Quinn -
from their website-
maeve & quinn is the duo of Maris Maeve O'Tierney (voice, guitar, piano) and Bryce Quinn O'Tierney (violin, voice, piano), musician-composers and writers from Anchorage, Alaska. As twin sisters and collaborators, Maris and Bryce have been making music together for most of their lives, sharing a classical music background as well as an improvisational language that informs their songwriting. Their project as maeve & quinn has evolved with their relationship, an intimate conversation that translates to their live performances. Weaving influences of indie pop and folk, as well the melodic emotion of Irish traditional, the music of their cultural heritage, maeve & quinn builds a sonic atmosphere evocative of their dynamic, expansive home-state, Alaska. What the listener hears in their music are the highly attuned ears and eyes of storytellers observing the world around them, and the push-pull of the human heart.
followed by the main act Teitur-
Teitur; born Teitur Lassen 1977 is a Faroese musician, composer, singer-songwriter and producer. He is a winner of multiple Danish Music Awards and has toured globally since his debut release, Poetry & Aeroplanes, in 2003. Since 2001 he has dedicated himself to playing and writing music in English full-time, and has released six studio albums as a solo artist. He has additionally produced, written for, or worked with multiple international artists including Seal, Corinne Bailey Rae, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Emilie Simon, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Holland Baroque Society, Nolwenn Leroy, Nico Muhly, and Ane Brun. His songs have appeared on major motion picture soundtracks and numerous compilations. In 2010 he was invited to perform for the Queen of Denmark's 70th birthday celebrations and in 2015 Teitur was a speaker at the TED conference in Vancouver. (from Wikipedia)
and while I liked all three performers, I really wanted to LOVE them and didn't. His music because he was very lovable -as were the ladies, but last night I just never found the songs that wowwed me... felt the same way about the young ladies- just didn't get hooked by anything.... but it was a lovely evening with friends anyway and a nice celebration of "teitur" a holiday now ensconced in our calendar for next year LOL!