Masters of Tradition is one of Ireland's leading traditional Irish music festivals which celebrates traditional music in its purest form and the 2014 festival throws open its doors to some of the very best musicians in the land.

This unique event gives performers the freedom to choose what they play in the glorious surroundings of Bantry House and St. Brendan's Church. The idea for the festival evolved from Artistic Director Martin Hayes' call to create a 'quiet and intimate space' where the heart of traditional music could be exposed.

The concept has evolved over the years to produce this event that encompasses a simpler, less cluttered performance format and involving some of the very best Irish musicians sharing their take on traditional music. As ever, the festival is headlined by Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world.