Ireland’s “Best Band of the Year” in Maine for the first time.


The band is comprised of two brothers, Shane and Fiachra Hayes on accordion and fiddle/banjo, accompanied by Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals. This young trio from Country Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with an innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish.

The trio combines modern traditional style, an energetic approach to music and combine it with an acoustic musical interplay, three-part harmony and an obvious love for live performance that compliments the traditional essence of both tune and songs in a fresh and entertaining way.

Performances will be at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage, on Wednesday, July 30; at Acoustic Artisans in Portland, on Monday, July 31; at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips, on Saturday, Aug. 2; and at North New Portland Community Church on Sunday, Aug. 3. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at Skye, Phillips and North New Portland; and 8 p.m. at Acoustic Artisans.

Skye Theater is at 2 Highland Drive in South Carthage. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations, call 207-562-4445. Acoustic Artisans is at 594 Congress Street. For reservations, visit or call 207-671-6029; tickets are $20. Phillips Community Center is at 21 Depot Street. Tickets are $15 at the door. The North New Portland Community Church is at 14 Handcock Pond Rd. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information on any of these events, call 207-562-4445

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