One of Ireland's most significant and accomplished fiddlers brings a Celtic element to the Leith Theatre stage.
Irish fiddler Martin Hayes brings a brand new project to the Edinburgh International Festival. Hayes has cherry picked some of his favourite musicians as the core players in The Common Ground Ensemble; pianist Cormac McCarthy, cellist Kate Ellis, guitarist Kyle Sanna and bouzouki, harmonium and concertina player Brian Donnellan. Their common ground is a deep love of Irish traditional music, but each artist takes the form in new and exciting directions: jazz, avant-garde and cutting-edge contemporary classical.
Martin Hayes is one of the world's most celebrated fiddlers and an influential figure in Irish traditional music. Rooted in the classical, folk and contemporary worlds, Hayes is the founder of the seminal Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming, and has collaborated with everyone from Bill Frisell and Yo-Yo Ma to Sting and Paul Simon.
Doors open 7.15pm
Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble 8pm