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Martin Hayes Wins "Oscar of the traditional music world"

February 13, 2008

Irish fiddler Martin Hayes has been honored with the 2008 Gradam Ceoil Award for Traditional Musician of the Year from Irish language TV channel TG4. The Gradam Ceoil is the highest prize a traditional Irish musician can receive. Hayes, who currently lives in the U.S., was born in County Clare and has captured six All-Ireland titles.

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at February 13, 2008 2:32 PM


I was lucky enough to see Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in concert in Crescent City, California a few years ago. Hot Damn , what an experience that was.
They flew into town on a dark and extremely stormy night, and put on one of the best shows I've ever had the pleasure to see. Thanks for one of the best music events I ever had the pleasure to attend, and best wishes on this award..............

Posted by: Marietta Banta at March 8, 2008 3:18 AM

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