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The finest fiddle album of the decade
on 20 November 1999
Martin Hayes brings pure emotion to the fiddle in a way unlike any Irish musician playing today. Although firmly rooted in Irish tradition he pulls in echos of classical and jazz and mixes them in a way which brings the music to life. He is accompanied by Dennis Cahill on acoustic guitar which acts as teh backbone to the music and the interplay between them is dynamic and inspirational. This is an album whihc could cross over from the "celtic" label into a much more wide-stream market. If you hate Irish traditional music it is unlikely that you will find anything in this album to enjoy. If, however, you like trad, are neutral to trad, have never heard trad or like jazz (esp. Grapelli) then give this album a whirl. I doubt that you'll be disappointed.