Cathal Hayden, fiddle
Patrick Doocey, guitar and vocals
“Irish traditional music’s own ‘power trio.’ These three mean business and achieve art. Bravo.” – Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal & The Irish Echo
“Genius is an overused word, but it sits lightly on the shoulders of accordionist and tune composer Máirtín O’Connor.” – The Irish Times
LEGENDARY ACCORDION PLAYER MAIRTIN O’CONNOR brings his remarkable trio to the Hudson Valley. Get set for a vibrant evening of tunes and the best of Irish traditional music!
Máirtín O’Connor (De Danaan, Riverdance) is one of the most respected and best loved musicians ever to emerge from Ireland. He was named Ireland’s 2015 Traditional Musician of the Year. Drawing on elements of swing, bluegrass, and more, his fluid accordion style leads the trio in an unconventional tour of Irish traditional music.
Cathal Hayden has played with Máirtín for many years. An All-Ireland champion on both fiddle and banjo, he’s also a member of the influential group Four Men & A Dog. Cathal has just released his solo album Hooked on Banjo to much acclaim.
Rising young guitarist Patrick Doocey fills out the trio, subbing on this tour for the great Seamie O’Dowd. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts and raised in County Mayo, Patrick is an All-Ireland multi-instrumentalist who has toured with such Irish stars as Lúnasa and Sharon Shannon.
The 2017 US tour is made possible in part by the generous support of Culture Ireland .
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