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Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble

Peggy's Dream

Faction - 251 Records
Release Date: March 24, 2023

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National Concert Hall
1 The Boyne Water  
2 Longford Tinker  
3 Ca´ Bhfuil an Solas  
4 Peggy's Dream  
5 Johnny Cope - Hughie Travers’ Reel  
6 Garrett Barry's Jig  
7 The Glen Of Aherlow  
8 Aisling Gheal  
9 Toss The Feathers - The Magerabaun Reel  
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Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble - Brian Donnellan, Cormac MacCarthy, Martin Hayes, Kyle Sanna, Kate Ellis

Martin Hayes and The Common Ground Ensemble will release their debut album 'Peggy's Dream' on Ireland's 251 Records (Faction) on March 24, 2023. A master of the Irish fiddle, Hayes is regarded as one of Ireland's leading musicians. He's also known for his wide-ranging collaborations, and here he brings together artists from the jazz, classical, and folk worlds, all with ties to Irish music, to explore their common tradition.

An album release concert will take place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on March 26.

The Common Ground Ensemble is English cellist Kate Ellis (Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble), Irish jazz pianist Cormac McCarthy (Peter Washington, Phil Woods), Irish traditional musician Brian Donnellan (bouzouki, concertina, harmonium, and like Hayes an alumnus of Hayes's father's Tulla Ce´ili´ Band), and New York guitarist Kyle Sanna (Bela Fleck, Chris Thile). Collectively they span the worlds of traditional, contemporary classical, jazz improvisation, and experimental music. These genres are forged with the Irish tradition and give each musician’s talents the space to shine.

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