Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in Residence with Special Guests

$44 member /
$55 non-member

*$100 for opening night reception, performance and post-show meet-and-greet

Photo Credit: Erin Baiano

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
in Residence with Special Guests

September 20* – 22, 25-29 | 8 pm
Doors Open at 7 pm

“If your live music rations were limited to a single concert in the entire year, then you’d be crazy or foolish if you didn’t pass that precious time in the company of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.” – The Irish Times

Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) are two of the world’s leading artists in traditional Irish music. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. In concert, they hold listeners spellbound with their slow-building, fiery performances, releasing the pure, distilled beauty and vast emotional depths of Irish music. They have toured the world as a duet for the past twenty years with performances in venues ranging from vast to intimate, including the Sydney Opera House, Buddhist temples in Japan and at the White House where they met and played for President Obama and the first lady.

Previous residencies at the IAC have featured sold-out performances by Julie Feeney and Declan O’Rourke. Book now for this rare chance to experience Martin and Dennis in residence for eight performances. As an Australian reviewer put it: "Martin Hayes plays fiddle. Dennis Cahill plays acoustic guitar. Singly, each is remarkable. As a duo they are sublime."  

Each night a different special guest will drop in to various concerts, including uilleann piper Ivan Goff (last seen at Masters in Collaboration), fiddler Cleek Schrey, fiddler Dana Lyn (last seen at Celtic Appalachia), epiphone guitarist Kyle Sanna, Norwegian Hardanger fiddler Dan Trueman, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and more.




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Friday, September 20
Thomas Bartlett, a.k.a. Doveman
is an American pianist, singer and producer. He has collaborated with artists such as The National, Norah Jones, Glen Hansard, Beth Orton, and Martha Wainwright. As a producer, Bartlett has worked on records for Justin Vivian Bond, Glen Hansard, and the forthcoming debut album from The Gloaming, his band with Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. (Photo: Ezra Caldwell)

Saturday, September 21
Paul Muldoon
is the Poetry Editor for The New Yorker and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet from County Armagh in Northern Ireland. Since 1987, he has lived in the United States, where he is now Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. Aside from being one of Ireland’s eminent poets, Paul is also a musician, having fronted multiple rock bands and collaborated with the late, great Warren Zevon.

Sunday, September 22
Cleek Schrey
is a Virginian fiddler living in New York City. An active member of the traditional music communities in America and Ireland, he is a member of The Ghost Trio with Ivan Goff and Iarla Ó Lionáird. He also performs with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Co. NYC composer Daniel Tomas Davis was recently commissioned to create a new chamber work for Cleek and the Sonnambula viol consort.

Wednesday, September 25
Kyle Sanna
 is a guitar player and composer. In addition to his work with Yo-Yo Ma, Kyle has collaborated with and performed alongside many of today’s virtuosos, including Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, and Theodosii Spassov; with veterans of New York’s downtown scene such as Matt Darriau and Satoshi Takeishi; and with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music, including Kevin Burke and Martin Hayes. (Photo: Ahron R. Foster)

Thursday, September 26
Dan Trueman began studying violin at an early age and later fell in love with the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, an instrument and tradition that has deeply affected all of his work. Dan has performed his music with many groups and musicians, including the American Composers Orchestra, So Percussion and the Crash Ensemble. He is also a professor at Princeton University where he is the co-founder and Director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra.

Friday, September 27
Dana Lyn is a Brooklyn-based fiddler player who has equal experience in classical, traditional Irish, and contemporary music. Dana’s fiddling can be heard on the Grammy Award-winning folk album, High, Wide and Handsome by Loudon Wainwright, and on over three dozen folk, traditional and indie rock records. As a composer, Dana has received commissions from The Brooklyn Rider, The HOME Trio, the OSSO String Quartet, and The National Army Strings. (Photo: Michael Weintrob)

Saturday, September 28
Ivan Goff, originally from Dublin, plays uilleann pipes and Irish concert wooden flute. Apart from solo performances, Ivan is a member of The Ghost Trio with Cleek Schrey and Iarla Ó Lionáird. He has toured with acclaimed Irish traditional bands Dervish, Danú, Téada, Lúnasa, is a former member of the Eileen Ivers Band, and has been featured in several well-known productions including Riverdance. (Photo: Andreas Lassak)

Sunday, September 29
Doug Wieselman has worked as a composer, arranger and musician with a variety of artists. He has collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Steven Bernstein, John Lurie, Martha Wainwright and Antony and the Johnsons, among many others. This year, Doug will be releasing a solo clarinet album based on melodies from water.


Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will both be conducting two master classes this season. Click here to learn more.


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