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St Patrick's Day at Expo

Martin Hayes

‌To mark St. Patrick’s Day 2022 there will be a major gala concert in Jubilee Park. Martin Hayes, one of Ireland’s most revered traditional musicians, will lead a specially created concert exploring Irish music from its roots right through to a highly charged, contemporary rendition of traditional forms.

This is an entirely new project from Martin Hayes, inspired by Paul Simon’s Graceland and Miles Davis electric bands. Hayes will create an ensemble that will draw from his traditional background but with an emphasis on rhythm, percussion and bass lines to carry the power and excitement of traditional music, reflecting the diverse community of musicians and musical genres in modern Ireland.

Special guests will perform both Irish traditional music and songs from the Irish songbook. The project has been developed and curated by Martin Hayes and Gary Sheehan (National Concert Hall).