Masters of Tradition
14 August 2013 - 18 August 2013
Looking set to build on the resounding success of the last eleven years, the 2013 Masters of Tradition Festival will throw open its doors to some of the very best musicians in the land. This unique festival gives performers the freedom to choose what they play in the glorious surroundings of Bantry House and St. Brendan's Church. The idea for the festival evolved from Artistic Director Martin Hayes' call to create a 'quiet and intimate space' where the heart of traditional music could be exposed. The concept has evolved over the years to produce this event that encompasses a simpler, less cluttered performance format and involving some of the very best Irish musicians sharing their take on traditional music. As ever, the festival is headlined by Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world. So the five days of music-making in Bantry will be opened and closed by the resident master. Among the musicians to have performed at this special festival are Christy Moore, Tommy Peoples, Moya Brennan, Steve Cooney, Frankie Gavin, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Andy Irvine, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, Kevin Crawford and John Spillane.
Telephone:+353 (0)27 52 788
Fax:+353 (0)27 52 797
Address: Bantry, Co Cork