Martin Hayes

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Thousands are expected to line the route of this year’s Galway International Rally.

Festival of Youth Orchestras 2014Billed as a must-see event for all the family, the 19th Festival of Youth Orchestras will see more than 500 young pla(...)

Thomas Bartlett’s opening chords of Song 44 – skeletal, bereft – are both scene stealers and scene setters for The Gloaming’s debut recording. Borrow(...)

The Gloaming are, from left, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird,  Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

‘Beware of becoming your own tribute band.” That’s a lesson Dennis Cahill has learned through his years of collaborating with the Clare fiddler Martin(...)

Triúr: Omos
  • Music
  • December 20, 2013, 00:00

Conversations between old friends follow all manner of arcs, but what they tend to share is a delight in the ebb and flow of a story, the push and (...)

Sam Amidon is trying his hardest to rein in his inner fanboy, but it’s impossible. He just can’t help it. “I mean, Martin Hayes, ” he says with the(...)

Jordi Savall: ‘Celtic music has been passed on from teacher to student, but I never felt I could be part of that – until I found these manuscripts for the viol’

There’s something of a forensic science lurking within the music of Jordi Savall. The viol, a six-stringed instrument beloved of the baroque period, l(...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A quiet, slow day in Feakle. Few are about in the late-summer noontime lull in this part of east Co Clare. Martin Hayes is waiting patiently outside P(...)

Frankie Gavin of De Dannan is being honoured in Verona today, but he must work most of the year abroad to make a living. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Soberingly, a couple of years ago, it emerged that 80 per cent of uilleann pipes in use by Irish traditional musicians were being manufactured (...)

     Party pieces: the Áras looked fabulous, and the President – joined by Bono, among others – looked delighted

Ever since RTÉ ’s Lughnasa Live a couple of years ago, which featured Gráinne Seoige presen(...)

While refuelling in an Italian restaurant on St Patrick’s night, I had a ringside seat for three fellas and a burly young lady pucking the head(...)

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