Tinker's Tea

Hello-This is Terry Lancaster and Jessie MacIntosh and together we are the(Grand Rapids,MI based) band Tinker's Tea. We play both original music as well as traditional music from the British Isles, Ireland and America. We perform on about a dozen instruments including mandolin, banjo, highland and small pipes, fiddle, guitar, mandola, harmonica, mountain dulcimer, tin whistle etc. For booking info please contact me, Terry, at (616)617-9607 or premlancaster@gmail.com

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Monday, October 06, 2008

Decided on a new picture for our re-order of "The Mummer's Jig." I love this picture, but alas, I don't have the old accordion anymore!

Monday, July 14, 2008

A couple of pics of us in action just for fun.
Jesse pulling off the "Twirling Piper" maneuver
Piper's-don't try this at home and especially don't be like Jesse and try to do it on the top of the bar at your local pub!

Tinker's Tea is back after a hiatus

Lots of new developments and new music

Looking very forward to playing the Ionia Free Fair's Celtic Music Fest this Sat. 7-19

Lots of great bands will perform and we take the stage around 6:30 for some piping and fiddling madness. For directions and such click here http://www.ioniafreefair.com/epark.htm
Hope to see you there!!! Look for us- We will be hanging with the Giant Leprechaun.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Come check us out at The Intersection http://www.sectionlive.com/shows.html for the "High Holy Day." We will be playing with some great bands and ready to go all night!!!
Brought to you by Liam the ExtraLarge Leprechaun (Give him a kiss girls!) check out everything he's got going on, it's a whole lot. This over-sized leprechaun is burning the midnight oil!

Thanks to everyone at WYCE http://www.wyce.org/ for giving us the honor of taking home the Jammie for "Best Worldbeat Debut." Please check out the YouTube video covering the 2008 Jammies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbsmQirI1hc

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Unknowingly, Mr. Bill Lynch captured us on video at Quinn & Tuites in GR opening for The Elders and put it on the internet. You can check it out by going to his Celtic Sunday Series link below and click on the complete schedule of performances, or by going to www.youtube.com and searching for Tinker's Tea. Thanks Bill!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

We got a chance to open for The Elders at Quinn and Tuites Irish pub in Grand Rapids recently. Let me tell you one thing. The Elders had the best stage show I've seen in a very long time. The energy was absolutely amazing. If you get a chance-see this band live!!! Check them out at www.eldersmusic.com

Thanks to Mr. Bill Lynch we are scheduled to play the Celtic Sunday Series at the Ionia Theatre on Feb. 25th. There are going to be several bands performing and we are excited to be one of them! Come see our friend Dave O'Neil piping away and make sure to take a shot of Belfast Gin while your at it. Guaranteed to be great fun!!! www.celticsundayseries.com for all the info. Also, to visit our new friends store website visit www.lynchslair.com

Friday, February 09, 2007

Here we are playing a wonderful Soundfield records promotional event at the Wealthy Street Theatre. We played with a few other fine bands and, as always, had a great time!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Greetings!- We find ourselves plodding along toward victory. The finishing of our CD. It has been a slow process but we are still motivated and happy with what's happening. Here is Pete at the helm wondering (as always) what the hell are these guys doing! Well Pete, as soon as we know we'll tell you! In the meantime, catch us at the Farmer's and Artist's Market on Fulton (near Fuller) on the weekends. We will be busking and selling our demo there on either the high or low end of the venue whenever we can. Peace.