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Renowned Musician Dennis Cahill Passed Away


According to official reports the traditional Irish guitarist, Dennis Cahill sadly passed away on Monday evening (June 21, 2022) at the age of 86. May the legend rest in power.

The tragic passing news of Cahill, well known for his lengthy musical partnership with Irish fiddler Martin Hayes, was confirmed and announced in a statement shared as a notice on his website.

The statement, “His beloved Mary by his side as she has throughout his journey. Just moments before — we were comforting Dennis while The Lament for Limerick from Dennis’ album with Martin was on in the background — and as the track advanced to My Love is in America, Mary turned off the player, leaned over to hug and kiss Dennis one last time – and then he was gone…”

Born in Chicago in 1954 to immigrant parents from Co Kerry, beloved Dennis kicked off playing guitar from the age of nine, later resuming to study at the Chicago Music College. In 2001, an article in The Irish Times defined his complements as “never anything less than inspiringly cerebral”.

“These days he chooses the space between the notes as his playground, pirouetting with the agility of a Nureyev, with guitar and gorgeous mandolin as his only safety net.”

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During a celebrated career, his website noted he had played for presidents and prime ministers.”

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How did Dennis Cahill Pass Away?

Although there are no official sources reporting about how Dennis Cahill passed away at this time, some claimed the star lost his life because of an illness he was recently suffering from.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, but you can be sure that we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

During the 1980s and 1990s, it stated, he grew into one of the most respected and creative guitar players in the world of traditional Irish music.

Many reacted to the heartbreaking news including President Michael D Higgins who said, “It is with great sadness that those with a love of traditional Irish music across Ireland, his native Chicago, and around the world will have heard of the death of Dennis Cahill.”

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“Dennis brought a unique and innovative style to his guitar playing while being deeply respectful of the essence of traditional Irish music. He will, of course, be best remembered for his collaborations with Martin Hayes both as a duo and within the group The Gloaming. Together they explored new musical territory and helped create a phenomenal interest in traditional music among a whole new generation of people both within Ireland and across the world.”

The National Concert Hall, where Dennis played gigs often, told it was unfortunate to hear the news of his death.

Adding, “We are saddened to hear of the passing of guitarist Dennis Cahill. Dennis was no stranger to our stage, regularly performing with musical partner Martin Hayes & also with trad supergroup The Gloaming. We extend our sympathies to his family and friends at this sad time #RIP,” the NCH said in a social media post.”

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