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  • 28 March 2024

    Askonas Holt welcomes fiddler Martin Hayes

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  • Peggy's Dream - album review

    Mar 2023
    • An unquenchable affinity with the melody line has defined Martin Hayes’s musical odyssey, along with an insatiable appetite for adventure.

  • Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble

    Vicar Street, Dublin
    Oct 2023
    • Hayses’s admission that when a tune is lying around in his head for too long, there’s no knowing what he’s going to do with it, summed up the evening: unpredictable, richly textured, at times delirious and so, so full of heart.

  • Martin Hayes Recital

    The Queens Hall, Edinburgh
    Mar 2020
    • He outlines its contours, while shaping and re-shaping its content, introducing an element of improvisation, and never losing sight of its form.

  • Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble

    National Concert Hall, Dublin
    Mar 2022
    • This was seven highly skilled and self-assured musicians, drawn from different backgrounds but playing utterly in their element.