Monday 27th June, 5pm (Theatre 2)
Featured on over 400 albums, Tommy Hayes has been at the forefront of Irish traditional music for over 40 years. He has been a member of countless ground-breaking ensembles throughout his career, including being a founding member of Stockton’s Wing and the original percussionist with Riverdance. He is a highly sought-after teacher for workshops and masterclasses worldwide, and has been the bodhrán tutor at the Dublin Institute of Technology for eight years.
In addition to his impressive career as a performer and teacher, he also holds a Masters in Music Therapy from the University of Limerick. He has a private music therapy practice with a focus on mental health, and is a guest lecturer on the MA Music Therapy course in the University of Limerick.
PAST FRANCIS ROCHE LECTURES:
2021 – Prof. Sven Ahlbäck: “‘We hear what we know’ – On the power of concepts and how traditional fiddle music in contemporary society can benefit from folk music theory”
2019 – Peter Browne: “Séamus Ennis – A Tall Genius (1919-1982)”
2018 – Dr Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain and Mick McCabe: “From Jigs to Jacobites—Set Dances as a Historical Record”
2017 – Dr Helen Lawlor: “Come Summer, Come Winter, from the Mouth of Harps”: The Irish Harp in Myth, Poetry and Music
2016 – Dr Ryan Molloy: “Traditional Contemporary Music – Conflicts of Influence”
2015 – Dermot McLaughlin: “A Soundscape of the Donegal Fiddle – a response to the challenges of defining a regional style”
2014 – Toner Quinn: “The Thin Green Line: In Writing About Irish Traditional Music”
2013 – Professor Breandán Ó Madagáin: “The Elemental function of music and magic in the Gaelic tradition of Ireland and Scotland”
2012 – Dr Mel Mercier: “Making Music Together: Father and Son Duets”
2011 – Dr Breandán de Gallaí: “Noċtú: Irish Dance Laid Bare”
2010 – Paul Brady: “From Holyrood to Hooba Dooba: My Life in Music”
2008 – Dr Matt Cranitch: “Learning and Teaching ‘Outside the Tradition”