Martin Hayes & Guests
Martin Hayes is one of the world’s most revered fiddlers and an influential figure in Irish traditional music.
Founder of the seminal Irish American supergroup The Gloaming and a collaborator with the eclectic likes of Bill Frisell, Yo-Yo Ma, Sting and Paul Simon, Hayes is a virtuoso interpreter of Irish traditional melodies who’s even performed for President Obama.
Recognised for his exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm, Hayes plays the Auckland Town Hall by special engagement in the lead up to Saint Patrick’s Day. He’ll be joined by fellow The Tulla Ceìiliì Band alumnus Brian Donnellan (bouzouki, harmonium and concertina) and Conal O’Kane (guitar) to perform tracks from Hayes’ Common Ground Ensemble album, Peggy’s Dream, as well as tunes from his own repertoire.
Come and celebrate this Irish music master in a weekend uplifting Ireland’s deep culture.
*Lowest standard public price with no restrictions
“In the decades to come, we’ll surely talk of having seen this man in the way others talk of Miles Davis or Jimi Hendrix or John Coltrane.”
“Hayes’ music conjures up feeling pure raw emotion from the heart.”