Ellie Byrne Promotions
The Martin Hayes Quartet
at Monkstown Parish Church
Irish fiddler Martin Hayes is regarded as one of Ireland’s most influential traditional musicians, and is the founder of the award-winning band, The Gloaming.
Renowned worldwide for his soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music, this award-winning artist has collaborated with Paul Simon, Sting, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Frisell, and with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble on the Grammy-winning album Sing Me Home.
His new ensemble, The Martin Hayes Quartet (also featuring The Gloaming's Dennis Cahill with Liz Knowles and Doug Wieselman) come together for one night of exquisite music, set within the breathtaking surroundings of Monkstown Parish Church.
The group expands upon many of the musical ideas Martin has pursued in his renowned and longstanding partnership with guitarist and fellow Gloaming member Dennis Cahill. Their legendary explorations and arrangements of Irish music now push into new territory with the deep mellow sound of bass clarinet, played by the virtuosic Doug Wieselman (Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Antony & the Johnsons), and the warm tones of the viola played by the brilliant Liz Knowles (Bobby McFerrin, Bang-on-a-Can Orchestra, Riverdance).
"I love the chemistry we share as a group. Each performance is unique, spontaneous and buzzing with energy!" says Hayes. With a wealth of musical experience and exciting new ideas, The Martin Hayes Quartet is simultaneously ancient and contemporary, innovative and authentic.