Socks in the Frying Pan to Perform Feb. 9

With dynamic vocals, virtuosic musical ability and charismatic wit, Socks in the Frying Pan, a multi-award-winning trio from Ireland’s County Clare, performs at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.

With its brilliantly crafted tunes and masterful harmonies, this newer band to the Irish traditional music scene has been captivating audiences at home and abroad.

Socks in the Frying Pan’s unique blend of traditional Irish melodies and personal flare have gained them critical acclaim and praise, including being named “New Band of the Year” by the Irish Music Association and “New Group of the Year” by the Live Ireland Awards.

Recognized individually and as a band, each member has won multiple competitions and awards.

Aodan Coyne joined brothers Shane and Fiachra Hayes to release the group’s debut album in 2012. On guitar, button accordion and fiddle, respectively, the trio got their start performing in and around their home region of Western Ireland. After completing a highly successful U.S. Tour in 2014, the band gained momentum, carrying them through the release of a second well-received full-length album and on to multiple tours.

The Diana Wortham Theatre is located at 18 Biltmore Avenue. The intimate theatre seats just over 500 and boasts exceptional acoustics and sightlines, making it the premier performance space in Western North Carolina.

To obtain more information on the Mainstage Series or to purchase tickets for the Feb. 9, 2018 performance by Socks in the Frying Pan (Regular $32; Student $27; Child $20; Student Rush Day-of-Show $10), call the theatre’s box office at (828) 257-4530 or visit

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.