How An American Musician Has Become An Irish Music Torchbearer

Nov 6, 2015


Washington state based fiddler Randal Bays is considered one America’s best players of Irish traditional music. He came to prominence in the 1990s, playing with celebrated Irish fiddler Martin Hayes. Since then, Bays has cemented his own reputation as a master of the style. He will be teaching and performing at the Lincoln Community Center in Laramie on Sunday, November 8: a workshop on Irish traditional music (open to all acoustic instruments) takes place at 3 p.m., followed by a public concert at 7 p.m. As Bays told Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer, the first time he experienced Irish music, the bug bit him hard.