Cathal Sean Hayden was born on 13 July 1963, in the village of the Rock, Co Tyrone outside Pomeroy, an area immersed in traditional music. The third in the family of eight, he was born into a deep musical background.
His father played the banjo and fiddle, and his mother was a pianist, while both grandfathers were fiddle players. His first instrument was a tenor banjo before since progressed onto fiddle.
Released August 2016 his long-awaited highly aclaimed debut banjo CD ‘Hooked on Banjo’ is available now. Promoted recently at the Brantry Fleadh, 2016 to huge acclaim, this is an album not to be missed! The album has already received some excellent reviews and features some of the biggest names in Irish Music; Máirtín O’Connor, Seamie O’Dowd, John Joe Kelly, Brain McGrath, Naill Murphy, Kevin Doherty and Nicky Scott. ‘A beautiful album with tunes carefully chosen to form a perfect mixture of old and new’ Christy Moore