Melbourne-based folk quartet
Gaelic for topsy-turvy, Tapsalteerie lives up to its name. The band performs original music, best described as a curious mishmash of folk, Celtic, jazz, country & blues with a strong connection to place. Featuring catchy tunes, vibrant arrangements, driving rhythms, and a touch of nostalgia, Tapsalteerie is establishing itself as a force on Melbourne’s live scene.
Comprised of Meredith Beardmore (flute), Timothy Franklin (guitar/keyboards), Isaac Gunnoo (bass) and Maddison Carter (drums), Tapsalteerie represents a truly contemporary Australian folk sound. The group’s approach is founded in each member’s strong identity and in the eclecticism and rhythmic vitality of Meredith’s tunes. Through skilful arrangements and virtuosic musicianship, Tapsalteerie combine modern and ancient sounds to create vibrant new music that is respectful of its forebears.
Tapsalteerie creates music that is inspired by people and place. We create on the lands of the Wurundjeri people and we acknowledge their deep and ongoing connection and knowledge. We pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.
Illustration: Amy Sadovsky
We're looking forward to playing live once it's safe to do so. In the meantime, stay safe & healthy, look out for each and keep the music going!
Sunday 29 March | FUSE Darebin [CANCELLED]
6pm-8pm at Wesley Anne
250 High St, Northcote VIC 3070
Sunday 2 February | Tolka + Tapsalteerie
8pm-11pm at Open Studio
204 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070
Saturday 1 February | Tolka + Tapsalteerie
8pm-11pm at Red Hill Hotel
163 Main Road, Chewton VIC 3451
Sunday 27 October | Darebin Music Feast
5pm-7pm at The Thornbury Local
635 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
+61 403 547 700