Last Thursday the folks attending the University Libraries Noontime Concert Series at Java City were given a unique musical experience. Originally from Gatlinburg, TN, Tuatha Dea first began with a group of close friends gathering together once a week to drum for fun in 2009. Soon after the band began to write original music and playing at local social gatherings. As they began to build a small local fan base it was decided to try their hands at taking the show out into the public eye. They eclectically mix Scotts Irish, new age, traditional and modern rock standards like “White Rabbit” and the Cranberries’ “Zombie.” On Thursday, they engaged the crowd in a collective drumming experience celebrating Native American songs and chants. The concert was co-sponsored by the Downing University Center.