Renowned fiddler Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble will play their debut concerts at the National Concert Hall next March.

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The line-up of Hayes, pianist Cormac McCarthy, cellist Kate Ellis and guitarist Kyle Sanna, and bouzouki harmonium, concertina player Brian Donnellan, along with guests David Power, uileann pipes, and Síle Denver, sean nós singer and harp, will play the venue on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2020.

The concerts are part of the on-going Perspectives series at the NCH and tickets priced €36.00, €32.50 and €27.50 go on sale this Friday, November 15 at 10.00am.

The shows follow the success of The Gloaming's shows at the venue and mark the debut concerts by Hayes, one of the world's most celebrated fiddle players and a key figure in Irish traditional music, and his new band the Common Ground Ensemble.

Martin Hayes 

Although rooted in Irish traditional music, the ensemble possesses a wealth of talent spanning improvisation, arrangement, jazz, avant-garde and cutting edge contemporary classical.

"Even though there'll be plenty of space for people to develop their own parts, the larger picture will be driven by my vision for the music," says Hayes.

"We’ll be seeing what the tune wants to say and seeing how the band can support that. With years of performing I have a sense of what brings me the deepest joy and what gets to the heart of the music" says Co. Clare musician Hayes.

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