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Tommy Hayes

Tommy Hayes

Tommy Hayes has been at the forefront of traditional Irish music for over 30 years. In a career that has exemplified diversity he has performed and recorded with most of the great names in traditional music and beyond.

Tommy has been a member of a number of ground-breaking bands during his during his career. He was a member of Stockton’s Wing from the bands inception in 1977 to 1983 recording four seminal albums. He then moved to the United States where he joined the jazz influenced Puck Fair with Brian Dunning and Micheal O Domhnaill. The group toured for five years and recorded one album on Windham Hill Records. Returning to Ireland in 1989, Tommy was a member of a number of bands among them “Altan” “Laim O Flynn and the Pipers Call Band” and the “Eileen Ivers Band”. He was the original percussionist for Riverdance and performed with the shows in Dublin, London, Washington DC and Belfast.

Tommy recently featured on Denis Carey's new album Moving On

His latest album Almost Home is a duet album featuring acomplished saxaphonist Ian Leslie.