Martin Hayes

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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(...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019: Rough Magic is staging Much Ado about Nothing. Photograph: Ste Murray

Two new collaborations with Rough Magic Theatre Company and a promenade production of Thomas Kilroy’s novel The Big Chapel staged in the town of Calla(...)

Choosing for their third studio album release a cover illustration titled Precipice might say something about The Gloaming’s state of mind. As with th(...)

  Martin Hayes, Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan  and actress Denise Gough, opening the inaugural Culture Ireland Global Ireland 2025 Conference Photograph: Julien Behal

At the Global Ireland culture conference in Dublin Castle on Thursday, which looked at how to increase Ireland’s global footprint through culture, one(...)

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