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National Concert Hall Presents

Imagining Ireland:
Martin Hayes
Exclusive worldwide stream

Tuesday 8th December 2020

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Livestreams at the NCH

The evolving soundtrack of Ireland, Imagining Ireland showcases the most exciting creative artists at work today.

For this one-off worldwide exclusive stream, arguably our leading traditional musician Martin Hayes leads an evening of authentic Irish music and virtuoso interplay. Performing live from NCH, Hayes is joined by jazz pianist Cormac McCarthy and Brian Donnellan on bouzouki, harmonium  and concertina.

'The sound of a fiddle is is more that just the instrument itself, it is the instrument in relationship to the space in which it is being played; the room is also your instrument. I love playing the National Concert Hall. It inspires me and draws music out of me in a way that allows me to explore the subtle and powerful beauty of the melodies with real freedom. I will be accompanied by two wonderful musicians: Pianist, Cormac McCarthy and Concertina/Harmonium and Bouzuki player, Brian Donnellan. I look forward to exploring these melodies and sharing with you the background, history and stories of the tunes and the people behind them."  Martin Hayes

Rooted in the classical, folk and contemporary worlds, Martin Hayes  founded the seminal Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming, whose self-titled debut album won the Meteor Choice Music Prize for Best Irish Album. Their global touring has included more than a dozen shows at Dublin’s National Concert Hall as well as performances at London’s Royal Festival Hall and Barbican. Hayes has collaborated with everyone from Bill Frisell and Yo-Yo Ma to Sting and Paul Simon. Hayes' long-term creative partnership with Dennis Cahill also saw the duo perform for President Obama at the White House.

The concert will be available to tickets holders for 48 hours following the performance

Supported by Davy as Innovation Partner. Imagining Ireland is a partnership collaboration between NCH and Culture Ireland. Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media 

Tickets for the stream are available exclusively via DICE.fm

Instructions for booking your livestream tickets via dice.fm are here

Also as part of the Imagining Ireland Series