Martin Hayes Quartet - The Blue Room
Martin Hayes (fiddle) is arguably Ireland’s most influential traditional musician known for his soulful and minimal approach to the music. Dennis Cahill (guitars) is Hayes’ longtime duo collaborator. Doug Wieselman (bass clarinet) is composer, arranger and musician from New York best known for his work with Anthony & The Johnsons, Wayne Horwitz and Laurie Anderson. New Yorker Liz Knowles (hardanger d’amore) plays with the finesse of Irish fiddle music combined with the tonal richness of the classical violin. The Blue Room is a recording of those sessions. Each piece played a number of times and recorded live in the room.
The Blue Room is Martin Hayes’ first new project since the remarkable success of The Gloaming. With that project securing two Number One albums in Ireland, a Choice Music Prize and selling out a seven-night run at the National Concert Hall last year
Martin Hayes holds a Residency at the National Concert Hall, Dublin for the 2017/18 Season. The Residency includes the debut of the Martin Hayes Quartet on October 28th. The Blue Room is released by 251 Records in partnership with NCH.