Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes

Cormac Byrne and Adam Summerhayes release their début record ‘Stone Soup’ in May 2019. It is the result of the collaboration between two extraordinarily diverse and celebrated musicians: BBC award-winning Irish percussionist, Cormac Byrne (“startling percussion work” – The Guardian) and internationally renowned UK fiddler, Adam Summerhayes (“astonishing, all-out virtuosity” – The New York Times). Together, they create astounding music for the 21st Century that defies definition. Combining elements of their own deep musical traditions, their music is both “utterly compelling” (BBC Music Magazine) and “bridges the gap between Ireland and the world” (The Sunday Business Post).

Stone Soup is Editor’s Pick and Featured Album of the month on Folk Radio

“a truly original and magical piece of work that will thrill, delight and haunt the listener…stunning…It is fantastic playing and great to hear a pair of musicians so comfortable in each other’s pockets…a fascinating and elegant piece of music…joyous upbeat playing…something quite magical… traditional Irish feel, with hints of Martin Hayes’ playing…a song of multiple depths and emotions and one to lose yourself in…the whole thing is so impeccably thought out and executed and so finely nuanced that you want to put it on again straight away…I love the innocence and mystery of improvised music and Stone Soup is one of the finest examples of it I can think of. A beautiful album.”

Glen Kimpton 17 April

Label/Cat No: Extinct Records/ Nimbus Alliance N16373

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Spring Tour

Sun, April 28  Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes

    Costa del Folk, Ibiza – Mainstage from 2pm, Folk Club from 10.30

Mon, May 6  Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes – supporting Show of Hands

Greenwich Cutty Sark, London, UK

Fri, May 10  Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes – supporting Show of Hands

St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, UK

Wed, May 22  Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes – supporting Show of Hands

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Thurs, May 23  Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes – supporting Show of Hands

The Civic, Barnsley, UK

Fri, May 24  Cormac Byrne & Adam Summerhayes – supporting Show of Hands

The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK