Martin Hayes (Solo)

Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Irish fiddle player, Martin Hayes, is one of Ireland’s foremost artists and is known worldwide for his innovative and soulful interpretations of traditional music, This intimate performance of tunes and conversation provides an opportunity to spend time with a great master of the Irish canon. Martin Hayes’ fiddle playing is rooted in the accent 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 Martin 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 Irish Arts Center and the American Irish Historical Society, both based in New York. He was named Best Folk Instrumentalist of 2018 at the inaugural RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards in Ireland and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Galway. With guitarist Dennis Cahill, he toured and recorded as a duo for twenty-five years. Their highlights include performing for President Obama and members of Congress in 2011.

$30 Advance // $35 Premium