Martin Hayes and Brooklyn Rider – The Butterfly (In A Circle Records, 2019)
The Butterfly brings together five extraordinary masters of bowed instruments, Irish fiddler Martin Hayes (The Gloaming) and American contemporary chamber music ensemble Brooklyn Rider.
In this collaboration, the five musicians recreate Irish traditional music tunes (plus two original pieces) by giving them a modern twist, incorporating contemporary classical and folk music elements, creating a rich tapestry of interlaced fiddle wonders, exquisite arrangements and intuitive interplay.
The lineup on The Butterfly includes Martin Hayes, Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen on violin; Nicholas Cords on viola; and Michael Nicolas on cello.
The Butterfly is a deeply gratifying album featuring impeccable examples of contemporary acoustic craftsmanship.
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