About

Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock Invasion’ continues!

Socks in the Frying Pan comprises of Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and the accomplished Hayes brothers, Shane Hayes on accordion and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle & banjo.This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including ‘New Band of the Year’ by the Irish Music Association. The group have been embraced in the United States, having been booked by every major Irish festival and praised for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music. They have a clear love for live performance which only compliments the traditional essence in their shows and makes for a truly unique form of entertainment.

“NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR!!” – Live Ireland Awards

“BEST NEW BAND” – Tradition in Review Awards

“SIMPLY STUPENDOUS” – Irish American News

“Their Sound flows in magnetic, energetic waves, so does their banter on stage” (Derek Copley) – Irish Music Magazine

“Outstanding music” – Entertainment.ie

“Socks in the Frying Pan – whose singular musical ability and vocal talents mark them out most definitely as ones to watch for the future.” – Comhaltas

“Attitude and musical daring!.. a successful and highly promising debut.” (John O’Regan) – Irish Music Magazine

“They wrap traditional Irish tunes in modern garments and spice them up with driving grooves” –Folkworld

“Full to the brim with energy and with musical skills.” – Atlantic Weekly

“This is seriously some of the best new stuff to come down the pike in awhile!” – Rampant Lion

“Most definitely in this year’s top five” – Trad Connect “Best young trad band” – Clare Champion

“High-energy playing, fancy ornamentation and frolicsome arrangements” –The Journal of Music

“One of the most innovate young bands performing contemporary traditional and folk music on the scene today” – Dr. Niall Keegan, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance