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The Lonesome Touch

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Paddy Fahy's Reel
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The Kerfunken Jig
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Paul Ha'penny / The Garden Of Butterflies / The Broken Pledge / The Mother And Child Reel /Toss The Feathersh
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John Naughton's Reel / Another Paddy Fahy Reel
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The Cat In The Corner / John Naughton's Jig
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The Old Bush / The Reel With The Burl
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The Lament For Limerick
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My Love Is America
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Tell Her I Am / Gallagher's Frolics
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Rolling In The Barrel / The Morning Dew
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The Bucks Of Oranmore / Eileen Curran / Jimmy On The Moor
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Peggy's Waltz
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 56:38

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Fantastic

Drella118

Like other reviewers here I just can't recommend this album highly enough. The fiddle playing is captivating and enthralling. The guitar is as delicate as snowflake. The music breathes gently, creating a genuinely meditative experience

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Outstanding

thirdpol

Marvellous restraint, unbelievable technique. Hayes is a great fiddler, transcending genres, and Cahill is a great accompanist. Their Live in Seattle is equally good. And live they are inspiring: I caught them recently in London, one of the best evenings of any kind of music I've heard in years.

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Amazing

Scheky

Possibly the best fiddle CD of all time. Everything is played slowly, taking the time to explore the music and really show it for what it is. Much better than the trend of 999 beats per minute you see mostly today.

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more of the same

martinoalto

state of the art new school celtic! Wow!!!

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Peerless

zootAlors

While not a trad zealot, I do have quite a lot in my collection, strewn amongst Allan HOldsworth and Steve Reich and so on. This set by Hayes and Cahill is one I play again and again - and again. Less is more - both players hold back and the result is sublime. Colin Irwins review doesn't even mention Dennis Cahill. Big mistake - as good as Hayes' fiddleplaying is, this set succeeds because Cahill is an equal partner. Get it!

They Say All Music Guide

The Lonesome Touch finds Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill turning in another collection of lovely, suprisingly innovative Irish folk and celtic music. Hayes and Cahill keep within the traditions of the music, but open it up with luxurious space and inventive phrasing. Like their previous collection, Under the Moon, it’s a pretty, enchanting record that shows how Irish music can move forward without losing its roots. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine