Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble + Owen Spafford & Louis Campbell

  • Wednesday | 11.10.23
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £25 Advance / £...

Martin Hayes – one of the most significant talents to emerge in the world of traditional Irish music – is joined onstage by a quartet as impressive as he is. The Common Ground Ensemble consists of Cormac McCarthy, Kate Ellis of Crash Ensemble, Kyle Sanna of Brooklyn Rider and Brian Donnellan of The Tulla Ceìiliì Band

Following the release of their extraordinary album ‘Peggy’s Dream’, the band are heading out on an expansive UK & Irish autumn tour. Expect an evening hosted by some of the best musicians Ireland has to offer, spanning a wide breadth of genres including trad Irish music, improvisation, arrangement, jazz, avant-garde and contemporary classical.

Cormac McCarthy (piano, ‘Cottage Evolution’)
Kate Ellis (cello, Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble)
Kyle Sanna (guitar, a collaborator with Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile)
Brian Donnellan (bouzouki / harmonium / concertina, and, like Hayes, an alumnus of The Tulla Ceìiliì Band)

“ wonders if the man is connected to an aesthetic dimension that mere mortals can only experience through him. A magnificent recording.” Hot Press

“Music is rarely as rewarding as Peggy’s Dream” – Folk Radio UK

Artists on stage: 7.30pm
Curfew: 11.00pm
Stage: The Venue