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Martin Hayes started playing fiddle when he was seven years old and, by the age of thirteen, was touring with the Tulla Ceili Band, arguably the most revered and famous ceili band in Ireland at the time which was led by his father, PJ Hayes. When Martin left Clare for Chicago in the 1980s, he became immersed in the diversity of musical styles that the city had to offer. Eventually he paired up with guitarist Dennis Hayes – and recently was named Ireland's Traditional Musician of the Year. Today, Martin Hayes joins us again in studio.
Martin Hayes will be playing on April 24 at the University of Hartford with his guitar partner Dennis Cahill. For more information, visit University of Hartford website below.