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Kildare > Arts > Martin Hutchinson

Martin Hutchinson
Irish Folk and Blues

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Thursday 3rd July
8.00pm (Tickets €10)
Booking 045 448333

Martin HutchinsonMartin Hutchinson, a native of Athy, Co Kildare and born into a exceptionally musical family started playing the accordion at the age of 12 with his father, Martin Snr, who played a variety of instruments. On his mother's side of the family, his uncle Michael McFadden still performs regularly, as does Martin's sister Maureen with her daughter Natasha. From accordion to a Fender Strat, Martin is now a "master on slide guitar".

The pub and club circuit of Ireland is where Martin started his career, playing guitar with G.I. Brennan's Country and Blues band and other musicians from around Ireland. Now working from his present home in the Netherlands, Martin started his own band and has produced his third CD, Water From A Stone. Hutchinson treats us to 14 new songs and guest appearances from top Irish and Dutch musicians.

Martin's music has been described by Hot Press as "a cool handed take on the blues with a distinctly Irish feel. It promises a mighty fine live performance, and there's no doubting his pedigree either."

Blues with a celtic twist and a dash of rock will keep audiences absorbed while Martin blends ballads with hip rough-edged songs. His style is young, fresh and modern, but most importantly, his Irish roots play an enormous part in what he has to offer. Along with Arno Nikken on bass and Sander Van Meerten on drums they bring a sense of contemporary tradition to Folk Rock, as well as untold experience!

FMartin is touring Ireland and is delighted to be playing in his home county of Kildare, and the Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to be able to give you the opportunity to see Martin perform live - as he does best!

For further information, please contact:

Catríona or Grainne on (045) 448314/5
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