“People speak of hearing Martin Hayes in the way others talk of Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix or John Coltrane” - Irish Times
Since their last visit to Sale, long-term musical partners Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill have also risen to prominence as part of The Gloaming, but here they showcase their talent as the original duo, unadorned by the crossover with other musical styles and instrumentations of that project.
Martin is recognised by Irish fiddlers, both professional & amateur, as the gold standard, a man whose masterful playing is both their inspiration and aspiration, and whose subtlety of touch and complete control are second to none. Fiddlers are generally renowned either for their gentle grace or bewildering speed, but Martin is a master of both, taking a tune from one end of the spectrum to the other with such ease that the audience are caught unawares, deftly creating a fiery, sparking energy as if from nowhere.
Alongside Martin is Dennis Cahill, whose playing & arranging are regarded as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. More than 20 years of working together have produced a mesmeric musical affinity, one which many crave but few achieve, bringing them to a point where few would argue that they stand amongst the true elite of Irish music.
This is an allocated seated event which takes place in The Robert Bolt Theatre.
- May 31, 2017, 8 p.m. → Book Now