On the Eve of Saint Patrick's Day, the Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to present the Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill. The duo have gained international recognition for taking traditional music to the very edge of the genre, incorporating sensibilities from classical, blues and jazz. They have recorded two critically acclaimed albums together on Green Linnet Records, The Lonesome Touch (1997) and Live in Seattle (1999) and will be releasing their third duet album in 2004. Their recording projects also include musical scores for theatre film and contemporary dance.
"Mr Hayes and Mr Cahill created a Celtic complement to Steve Reich's quartets or Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain." (New York Times)