Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and Irish-American guitarist Dennis Cahill have a rare musical kinship, creating a partnership in which they work off each other like two jazz masters.

Hayes, a native of County Clare, won six All-Ireland fiddle championships before the age of 19 and in 2000 was named by the Irish Sunday Tribune as one of the 100 most influential men and women in the fields of entertainment, politics and sports, as well as one of the most important musicians to come out of Ireland in the last 50 years. While his influences include artists like jazz visionary John Coltrane, he remains grounded in the music of County Clare and is the artistic director of the Masters of Tradition Festival held every August in West Cork.

Master guitarist Dennis Cahill was born in Chicago to parents who emigrated from County Kerry, Ireland. A graduate of the Chicago Musical College, he became active on the local music scene and has performed with such renowned fiddlers as Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers and Kevin Burke.

Hayes and Cahill met in Chicago in the 1980s and formed a jazz/rock/fusion band, Midnight Court. They began a new musical relationship when Martin reclaimed his traditional roots. In addition to their touring, they also perform with the super group The Gloaming and the ensemble Masters of Tradition and have recorded several albums.

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