Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are, without doubt, the most sought-after duo in Irish music today. Founder members of the super-group, The Gloaming, they have recorded a number of award-winning albums together, and have wowed audiences all over the world for nearly 20 years. Martin and Dennis met in Chicago in the 1980s. They formed the jazz/rock/fusion band, Midnight Court, which allowed them to experiment with a variety of new music styles.
When Martin reclaimed his traditional roots, reinvigorated, and after recording two solo albums, he began a new musical relationship with Cahill, beginning with the lyrical music of East Clare. They played long, sometimes thirty-minute, multi-tune sets in their concerts, starting from the simplest of melodies, building in intensity, but never abandoning musicality and ideas