Fiddle player Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most significant international talents in the world of Irish traditional music.
Performing solo, within a duo with Irish American guitarist Dennis Cahill, and with the Martin Hayes Quartet, Martin has also collaborated with one of New York’s leading quartets, Brooklyn Rider.
As founder member of The Gloaming, the remarkable contemporary traditional band comprising Irish and American members, he tours internationally and shared the prestigious Meteor Prize in 2014 for their debut album.
Martin has been recognised as Musician of the Year (Gradam Ceol) from TG4, Person of the Year by the American Irish Historical Society in New York City and recipient of the annual Spirit of Ireland award from the Irish Arts Center NYC. He was the first musician to win The BBC Instrumentalist of the year and the first to win the RTE folk instrumentalist of the year. Martin was the recipient of six All-Ireland championships before the age of nineteen and spent his youth playing in his late father, P. Joe Hayes’ Tulla Celi Band, which has now been together for more than 70 years.
Event : Martin Hayes in Conversation & Performance with John Kelly
Date : Sun Oct 20
Venue : St John’s Church
Time : Doors at 7.30pm
Tickets : €25