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Martin Hayes is one of the world's most celebrated fiddlers and an influential figure in Irish traditional music.

Martin Hayes is one of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers and an influential figure in Irish traditional music. Rooted in the classical, folk and contemporary worlds, Hayes is the founder of the seminal Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming, and has collaborated with everyone from Bill Frisell and Yo-Yo Ma to Sting and Paul Simon.

Bringing his latest project to Belfast International Arts Festival, Hayes has cherry picked some of his favourite musicians as the core players in The Common Ground Ensemble; pianist Cormac McCarthy, cellist Kate Ellis, multi-instrumentalist Jim Higgins, and bouzouki, harmonium and concertina player Brian Donnellan.

Their common ground is a deep love of Irish traditional music, but each artist takes the form in new and exciting directions: jazz, avant-garde and cutting-edge contemporary classical.

Duration approx 2hr 20mins (including 20 min interval)

Tickets also available from Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (Open 7 days a Week) | 028 90 246 609

Please note:

The Northern Ireland Executive removed social distancing restrictions for theatres in September 2021, and they have been operating at full capacity since then.

If you or a member of your party are displaying Covid symptoms or are required to self-isolate, please do not come to the Theatre. All tickets in your booking will be exchanged or a credit note given, as long as you let them know before 11am on the day of the performance.

They keep their Covid-secure measures under regular review and will update their procedures in line with any new guidance or requirement issued by local or central government.

Support Act: Ciaran Lavery

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  • Admission £15 - £25
Sat, 04 Feb 2023 7:30 - 9:50pm

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