National Concert Hall’s Imagining Ireland Series Continues with Martin Hayes Exclusive Worldwide Livestream

The next chapter of Imagining Ireland sees leading traditional musician Martin Hayes perform an evening of authentic Irish music live from the NCH stage on December 8th at 8.00pm.  On the night he is joined for some virtuoso interplay by jazz pianist Cormac McCarthy and Brian Donnellan on bouzouki, harmonium and concertina. 

Rooted in the classical, folk and contemporary worlds, Martin Hayes began playing the fiddle at the age of seven in his native East Clare and went on to become a multiple All Ireland Fiddle Champion as a teenager. In the late 80s he formed a duo with Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill and over the last few decades has enjoyed much success in this guise and as a solo artist.  

In 2011 he founded Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming which also features Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett. They have released three successful studio albums and Live at the NCH. Their self-titled debut won the Meteor Choice Music Prize for Best Irish Album and they have toured the world to great acclaim. 

Hayes has collaborated with everyone from Bill Frisell and Yo-Yo Ma to Sting and Paul Simon. His long-term creative partnership with Dennis Cahill also saw the duo perform for President Obama at the White House. 

On the subject of the forthcoming performance Hayes says: 

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.”  

Supported by Davy as Innovation Partner.    
Imagining Ireland is a partnership collaboration between NCH and Culture Ireland.    
Supported by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.   

    
The concert will be available to tickets 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 

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