Martin Hayes solo in New York City - 9th July

Martin Hayes makes a brief visit to New York City next month before his annual teaching week at The Swannanoa Gathering in NC. The Irish fiddler will be doing a rare solo show at the elegant American Irish Historical Society, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

This Spring, Martin toured with Dennis Cahill in the U.S. and they both met up with The Gloaming (with Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhín O Raghallaigh, Thomas Bartlett) to play at Big Ears, the Savannah Festival, Duke and Texas A&M to launch their new CD, The Gloaming 2. The album is getting high praise including 5 Stars/Album of the Week from The Irish Times, and acclaimed as "an exquisite album from a virtuoso band" in The Guardian. Check out the CD here

The Gloaming also performed at the Ireland 100 Festival: Celebrating A Century of Irish Arts and Culture at the Kennedy Center during their three week celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Irish Republic.

Martin got this rave review at the Savannah Music Festival after he and Dennis did their own show:

"BEFORE TODAY, I couldn't remember a concert since the late Paco de Lucia performed at the Savannah Music Festival where I felt so enveloped in the consuming presence and pure genius of a complete master of his instrument. I got that feeling again here at a performance by legendary Irish fiddler Martin Hayes. ...The essence of Hayes’ genius: He never plays a note that doesn’t need to be played, and he lets the music and melody drive him instead of the other way around." -- Jim Morekis, Connect Savannah, March 2016

Read the whole review here

Saturday, July 9th, 8 p.m.

American Irish Historical Society

991 5th Ave, NY, NY


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JUL 9 SAT AIHS, New York City

JUL 10 - JUL 16 The Swannanoa Gathering (Celtic Week) Swannanoa, NC (20th anniversary)


JUL 22nd - The Big Top, Galway, Ireland
AUG 4th - St Mary's Church, Feakle, Ireland (Annual Feakle Festival)
AUG 25th - Paloma Bar, Berlin, Germany

Appearances at the Kilkenny Festival and the Masters of Tradition Festival in West Cork.
SEPT: U.K. Tour
OCT: In residence at The Irish Arts Center, NYC
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