Martin Hayes: Solo
April 2, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
MARTIN HAYES: SOLO
An intimate evening of tunes and conversation
“The great fiddler Martin Hayes speaks with the soul of a poet…A remarkable artist, the only one of his type.” – The Sunday Independent, Ireland
“Make no mistake, Martin Hayes is the most innovative and influential fiddler on the Irish scene today.” – Boston Globe
“One of the best fiddlers on the planet.” – NPR Video from TG4 (Ireland Public Broadcasting): https://youtu.be/JcxqWI93LCc
Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes is one of Ireland’s foremost artists, recognized worldwide for his innovative and soulful interpretations of traditional music. His solo concerts are intimate performances of tunes and conversation, offering a unique opportunity to spend time with this master of the Irish canon. Hayes’ fiddle playing is rooted in the music of East County Clare where he grew up playing with his father, the legendary P.J. Hayes, and his Tulla Ceili Band. “The message always coming to me from my father and lots of the finest musicians of County Clare was their idea of musical feeling,” says Hayes. “Music had to have feeling or it was nothing.” Hayes’ many awards include Ireland’s Musician of the Year (TG4), Folk Instrumentalist of the Year (BBC), and Person of the Year by the American Irish Historical Society, and the Irish Arts Center (NYC). He was named Best Folk Instrumentalist of 2018 at the inaugural RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards in Ireland and awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Galway. With guitarist Dennis Cahill, he has toured and recorded as a duo for twenty-five years. Their highlights include performing for President Obama and members of Congress in 2011. Hayes has collaborated with such extraordinary musicians as Bill Frisell, Ricky Skaggs, Cassandra Wilson, Brooklyn Rider, Paul Simon, Sting, Jordi Savall, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble on the recent Grammy-winning album “Sing Me Home,” and has played with many leading Irish musicians over the past 35 years. He is Artistic Director of the annual Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry, Co. Cork, and a curator for the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Hayes is founder of the Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming which was awarded Ireland’s Meteor Choice Prize in 2014. His new Martin Hayes Quartet with Dennis Cahill, Liz Knowles and Doug Wieselman had their first American tour in October 2018. Their debut album “The Blue Room” was called “nothing short of revelatory” by Glasgow Life.
Doors open at 7:00 and show starts at 8:00 PM
Concert Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$20 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$25 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult
Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours. All sales are final. Exceptions for special circumstances may be made no later than 24 hours prior to performance.