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Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill On Mountain Stage

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform live on <em>Mountain Stage</em>.
Brian Blauser
Mountain Stage
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform live on Mountain Stage.

Two of the finest players of Irish music in the world, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill return to Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. With Hayes on the effervescent fiddle and Cahill taking a sparse, neo-traditional approach with his guitar, the two world-class musicians reshape the classic mode of jigs, reels and airs. As host Larry Groce puts it, "[Hayes and Cahill] have been critically praised over the top. Sometimes you get suspicious when you see that. But when you listen to these guys, you realize why people have said so many great things about them."

While Hayes and Cahill have a number of solo and duo recordings to their names, they are also part of the Irish supergroup The Gloaming, which recently released the aptly named sophomore record 2on Brassland Records.


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