The Official High Court of Tynwald is the legislature of the Isle of Man; and is the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world. Its name, translated into modern terms, means, "the gathering place." We have chosen the name Tynwald to represent us: a gathering of friends.
We have combined many years of both classical training and homegrown talents to create a unique sound that is exciting, passionate, and just good fun. We breathe new life into traditional music from the British Isles, folk songs of more recent times, and quirky, obscure tunes from unexpected places.
Tynwald is based in north Texas; and we play all over the metroplex at public venues and private events.
Heather Powell began studying violin over thirty years ago; and has been playing the fiddle with Tynwald for the last ten years.
Melissa Teinert has been playing cello for thirty years as well. In fact, she and Heather began their musical studies through the Plano Independent School District's orchestra program! Melissa has always had a passion for Celtic music; and was delighted when she had the opportunity to join the band Vagabond in 2003.
Bob Hicks, guitar and songwriter, was a founding member of Vagabond. He is self-taught--and in high demand! He also plays with Yardgoat, CUUC's House Band, and Monday Night Jammers.