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From the paper: Martin Hayes

Tea and biscuits in Feakle as the best Irish musician of his generation talks inspirations and influences.

Martin Hayes at work. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Mon, Aug 19, 2013, 09:37


Here’s an interview with the master fiddler Martin Hayes which I did for the paper at the weekend. You can catch Hayes playing with Triúr, alongside Peadar Ó Riada and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, at the National Concert Hall next Sunday as support to early music superstar Jordi Savall. Bonus music: the classic “Live in Seattle” album from Hayes and Dennis Cahill, as recorded in the city’s Tractor Tavern back in 1999, is below