Bow Brothers need very little introduction to Irish Music. Brothers, Cathal & Stephen from Four Men and a Dog, are joined by Brian McGrath pianist & banjo player, in a new collaboration of Irish Music.
Cathal Hayden from Pomeroy Co. Tyrone is one of the biggest names on the traditional music circuit to-day. His recordings, whether solo or in collaboration with the acclaimed Four Men and a Dog or Máirtín O’Connor Trio and more recently with Christy Moore, have become standard bearers for emerging musicians over the last twenty years. Described as one the foremost fiddle and Banjo players of his generation, his long awaited debut banjo CD ‘Hooked on Banjo’ was launched at the Brantry Fleadh 2016 to great acclaim. Siobhan Long from the Irish Times described it as ‘a force to be reckoned with, complex and elegant in equal measure and a very fine snapshot of a musician in full swing’. Christy Moore shares a similar opinion - ‘a beautiful album with tunes carefully chosen to form a perfect mixture of old and new’.
Stephen Hayden, brother of Cathal, is regarded as one of the finest fiddle players of his generation. He first rose to fame as the fiddle player in energetic trad band Upstairs in a Tent, over 20 years ago. In more recent times Stephen has performed as a guest with bands such as the Máirtín O’Connor Trio and Four men and a dog, before coming a full time member of the ’Dogs’.
Brian McGrath from Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh. Brian started playing music at 5 years, starting on accordion and piano, and progressing to banjo in his teenage years. Brian has played in many bands and groups including; Dervish, Four men and a Dog, The Sean Keane Band, and At the Racket. He currently plays in De Danann and has played on over 200 albums to date, and is now a very much sought after accompanist and soloist. Brian also travels the world giving workshops and master-classes.
Published on 23 October 2018