Taradiddle on Tour 2024

When 2022 was almost history already, the long-awaited copies of our lovingly crafted album “Better Times” landed on our collective doorsteps, too late for Christmas sales and at the beginning of a new year that in various ways turned out to be busier than expected. Together with this we found that venues and dates for … Read more

Meet the people behind Better Times!

We’re so proud of our shiny new album! We’d like to tell you a little bit about the people who helped your Taradiddle friends – Franz, Monika, and Stephen – bring it into the world. It was a group effort by a truly exceptional team of musicians. Most of the tracks were recorded at a … Read more

Better Times Coming Soon

We wanted to let you know that in April, we climbed aboard a train (the first of several) and travelled all the way from the Swiss canton of Bern to breathtakingly beautiful Carmarthenshire in Wales, where we started recording our soon-to-be-released album at Martin Levan’s Red Kite Studio. We were joined in the studio by … Read more

Stephen Ferron

Stephen

My parents gave me a Silvertone guitar for Christmas when I was a shy ten-year-old living in Grand Junction, Colorado. It was an amazing time to be a new guitarist: the day after Christmas, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles was introduced in the United States. Peter, Paul & Mary had hits … Read more

Monika Brändli

Monika

When I was seven, I wrote a letter announcing to my mother and the world that I was going to be an ice dancer or a singer. While my progression as a Life Artist didn’t include ice dancing, the enthusiasm for singing remained and co-existed comfortably with my passions for nature, wildlife and teaching. As … Read more

Franz Andres Morrissey

Franz

Not being great at football (or soccer), I found that playing guitar in romantic settings was just as powerful a way to get girls to notice me. I got hooked by early Donovan songs, with a good helping of Bob Dylan and a bit later a heavy dose of Leonard Cohen, and all of these … Read more