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Special Irish Music Workshop + Concert: Randal Bays and John Coyne

  • REVOLVE 821 Riverside Drive #179 Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)

We are pleased to present this world-class program with
co-hosts Molly Sawyer & Lynn Cox!

Randal Bays

Randal Bays

John Coyne

John Coyne

Don't miss this opportunity to hear the outstanding Irish fiddle player Randal Bays, accompanied by the incredible Limerick-born bouzouki and guitar player John Coyne in Asheville on Saturday, January 12th.

When:  Saturday, January 12th at 7:30 — doors open at 7:00

PRIOR TO THE CONCERT, Randal will be conducting a workshop for musicians. The workshop will start promptly at 4:30 p.m. Come learn some tunes, and if you’re a fiddler, be prepared for some bowing tips too!

FEES: Workshop only: $20 Concert only: $20 Combo workshop and concert:  only $30!
As alwaysBYOB, and a snack to share at intermission. 

To reserve your seat for the concert, the workshop, or both,  please email Lynn directly.  Her email address is


Randal Bays and John Coyne bring power and passion to the traditional music of Ireland. Fiddle tunes – the reels and jigs that are the hallmark of the Irish tradition, plus a great selection of songs, a few stories, occasionally a guest musician or dancer jumping in… all of this delivered with the heartfelt wish to share the to share the wild beauty of Irish music with their audience.

Randal currently lives in Olympia, with a frequent touring and teaching schedule that makes a local concert a rare treat. He has been seriously obsessed with Irish fiddle for… let’s just say a very long time. He’s performed and recorded with a number of notable musicians including James Kelly, James Keane, Daithi Sproule, Martin Hayes and many more.  As Fiddler Magazine says, “Randal Bays is one of the finest Irish fiddlers one could ever hope to hear”.

John Coyne hails from Limerick, Ireland, and has been resident in Boston for some years. His excellent bouzouki playing and fine singing have made him the “first call” accompanist for many great traditional musicians, including Mary MacNamara, Mickey Dunne and Frankie Gavin.