Martin Hayes

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Margaret Molloy

Ireland has a network of diplomats working hard for the country all around the world, but ahead of St Patrick’s Day this year, even though events and (...)

Martin Hayes’s (centre) latest collaboration, The Common Ground Ensemble, is founded in Irish traditional music.

If repetition is the death of art, then Martin Hayes’s music is destined for infinity. How tempting it might be to tread water with The Gloaming, give(...)

Spectators at Ireland’s opening match fixture against Scotland in Yokohama. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Father Donal Doyle may or may not be the oldest Irish fan in Fukuroi this weekend – he turns 88 in two weeks – but he must surely be the most conflict(...)

Dreams, by their very nature, are elusive, enigmatic and frequently inexplicable. The music that Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett make has a(...)

Martin Hayes: ‘I always bring a gadget with me when I’m playing concerts ... right now, it’s the Midas Stage Box, which gives me control over the way my sound is shaped for the audience.’ Photograph: Erin Baiano

Current favourite book I’m reading The Essentials of Theory U by this guy from MIT, Otto Scharmer. It’s about ways of communicating and solving probl(...)

Celebrating the elemental qualities inherent in our musical tradition, this collaboration between east Clare fiddle player, Martin Hayes and Brooklyn (...)

From left: Eileen McLain and Tony DeMarco play at the 11th St Bar in New York. DeMarco is known as the Tradfather among fellow musicians. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

The Tradfather was holding court at the 11th St Bar in the East Village during a pause between jigs when his mood temporarily darkened. Amid the small(...)

Background, from left: Eileen McLain and Tony DeMarco play at the 11th St. Bar in New York. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

The Tradfather was holding court at the 11th St Bar in the East Village, New York, during a pause between jigs when his mood temporarily darkened. Ami(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Paddy Fahey: Modesty prevented   him from going into a studio as he didn’t want to appear “swell-headed” to his neighbours.

Born: August 1916 Died: May 31st, 2019 Irish traditional music lost one of its finest composers and players in the passing of Paddy Fahey at the ag(...)

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