The remarkable duo has honed a ravishing repertoire by distilling the melodic essence of traditional tunes. The two can play a reel that sets feet stomping, but they’ve distinguished themselves by bringing chamber music’s intensity and dynamic control to folk tunes created for community celebrations.
— Seattle Times

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Irish fiddle and guitar, are one of the world’s great musical duets.

Together they have toured throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan bringing their sublime interpretations of Irish traditional music to venues as vast as the Sydney Opera House, as serene as Buddhist temples and to university performing arts centers and community auditoriums everywhere.

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill dig deep into the melodies of the Irish canon, making poetry out of tunes and finding treasure within the notes. Guided by the inherent and irresistible rhythm of Irish dance music and the unique melancholy of slow airs, they build slowly into fiery reels and take audiences on an ecstatic musical odyssey.