Toby Hay

Live Music In The Gallery

What's On | 23 September 2023 - 23 September 2023

A musical response to the current exhibition - 'We All Share The Same Sky' by abstract artist Helen Booth.

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Toby Hay is a guitar player and composer who is fascinated by the connection between landscape and music. His own music is inspired by the landscapes of the Cambrian Mountains, where he has lived all of his life. He is interested in the connection between improvisation and composition and has toured all over the UK & Ireland performing solo, or collaborating with other musicians.

On Saturday 23rd September Toby will perform in the gallery throughout the day , responding musically to the current exhibition - 'We All Share The Same Sky' by abstract artist Helen Booth.

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"I say it is full of human warmth, but it is also tinged with wildness, and this I think is the beauty of Toby Hay, and of New Music For The 12 String Guitar in particular: he is able to convey multiple different emotions and represent multiple objects or landscapes, often simultaneously, and all with nothing more than a single instrument. This is the sign of a master musician at work, and Hay certainly fits that description. It is only two years since his debut and he is already one of the finest guitarists of his generation.”

— Folk Radio

“He has already developed a name for creating ethereal sounds that are rooted in a sense of place. It puts him within the wider explosion within the arts that is informed by a study of the natural world…. It’s dreamy, elusive, and appears to have all the time in the world.”

— Songlines

"The genre-defying result is a startlingly assured, often deeply beautiful album that renders by now over-familiar points of reference totally fresh and which, if given the attention it so richly deserves, will become a hypnotic, habit-forming listen.....This is music that proves powerfully potent at evoking crystal-clear images of the places and moments that may have inspired it.”

— Line of Best Fit

Toby Hay - 'Red Kite' - LIVE
Venue Info

The gallery is open:

Tuesday - Saturday 10-4

Cafe closes at 3

Except for special events

Closed bank holidays