- 18 Nov 20
Renowned Irish fiddler Martin Hayes will be joined by Cormac McCarthy and Brian Donnellan on the stage of the National Concert Hall.
This next chapter of the National Concert Hall’s Imagining Ireland Series continues with Martin Hayes. The performance will be live-streamed on December 8th at 8 p.m.
Martin Hayes will perform an evening of authentic Irish music live from the NCH stage. Joining him on stage is jazz pianist Cormac McCarthy and Brian Donnellan on bouzouki, harmonium and concertina.
Hayes began playing the fiddle at the age of seven and went on to become a multiple All Ireland Fiddle Champion as a teenager. In the late 80s, he and Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill were a musical duo. In the last few decades, Hayes has enjoyed much success as a solo artist.
'The sound of a fiddle is more than just the instrument itself, it is the instrument in relationship to the space in which it is being played; the room is also your instrument. I love playing the National Concert Hall. It inspires me and draws music out of me in a way that allows me to explore the subtle and powerful beauty of the melodies with real freedom. I will be accompanied by two wonderful musicians; pianist, Cormac McCarthy and concertina/harmonium and bouzuki player, Brian Donnellan. I look forward to exploring these melodies and sharing with you the background, history and stories of the tunes and the people behind them."
Hayes has collaborated with everyone from Bill Frisell and Yo-Yo Ma to Sting and Paul Simon. He and Dennis Cahill had also performed for President Obama at the White House.
The concert will be available to ticket holders for 48 hours following the performance.
Tickets for the stream are available exclusively via DICE.fm
Tickets: €16.50 On Sale Now Donation Option €16.50 + €3 Donation