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Martin Hayes and Brooklyn Rider: The Butterfly

Read "The Butterfly" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Butterfly is a colorful collaboration between the Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and the genre-bending New York based quartet, Brooklyn Rider. Interpretations of traditional folk songs make up the bulk of the release that also includes a composition by pianist Peadar Ó Riada and a Hayes original. The uniqueness of release lies in the exchanges between Hayes and the quartet. The former plays the melodies with vibrancy and a refreshingly personal style while the latter creates intricate tonal ambiences around ...


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