MASTERS OF TRADITION Comes to Bass Concert Hall, 2/28

Texas Performing Arts presents an evening of traditional Irish music, Thursday, February 23 at Bass Concert Hall. Artistic Director of Masters of Tradition and celebrated fiddle player Martin Hayes brings together seven of the most compelling artists in Irish music today for a unique concert celebrating the art form.

In April 2012 Masters of Tradition made their debut American tour, performing to unequivocally enthusiastic audiences in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Olympia WA, and Denver. The New Yorker wrote "Masters of Traditions lives up to its name...not to be missed," and The Irish Voice reported "a brilliant show [and] a stellar cast...the blistering set brought thunderous applause and a standing ovation."

Masters of Tradition on Tour is named for the music festival held each August in the Irish coastal town of Bantry, Co. Cork. Martin Hayes devised the festival, in collaboration with the classical music organization West Cork Music, to create a space where the heart of traditional music could be revealed.

With performances of solos, duets, trios, and full group collaborations, the evening's format gives real insight into the musical journeys that these musicians, and the masterful music they play, have taken over the years.

"The goal of this touring show is to focus on the details and nuances of Irish traditional music," says Hayes. "The performers are all masters of their instruments. Through their talent and abilities, the sophistication and artfulness of the music is revealed."

For more information on this performance, please visit: http://texasperformingarts.org/season/martin-hayes-masters-of-tradition-austin.



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