The Martin Hayes Quartet: deput performance at 7.30 pm
The Quartet expands on many of the musical ideas pursued by Martin in his longstanding partnership with Dennis Cahill. The melody still remains central but now with an added range of sonic possibilities provided by the bass clarinet and viola d’amore. The addition of these instruments creates an added aural texture and amplifies the rhythmic possibilities while also allowing a larger role for improvisation. The Quartet also includes Doug Wieselman (Bass Clarinet) – who has worked as composer, arranger and musician with a variety of artists in different fields and Liz Knowles (Viola/Violin) – who first distinguished herself as a violinist in New York City, and is respected on both sides of the Atlantic as a player, composer and teacher.
Garadice – features Eleanor Shanley, Dave Seridan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin. The ensemble present beautiful arrangements of songs and tunes, some original and some which have not been played for over 200 years.
Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh
Acclaimed Irish musicians, Caitlín & Ciarán, have joined forces to create one of traditional music’s most impressive acts. The pair’s spirited music and dance is rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance, they breathe fire into their music, combining their arts with chemistry and energy.