Hailed as “ground-breaking” by noted folklorist Mick Moloney and “bursting with creativity” by renowned fiddler Kevin Burke, Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. The duo has collaborated with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music, including Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Cillian Vallely, Kevin Burke, and Mick McAuley.
Their projects “The Great Arc” and “The Coral Suite” celebrate biodiversity through Lyn’s artwork, while also highlighting pressing environmental issues, and their work for string orchestra, “Under the Sea-Wind”, amplifies Rachel Carson’s message that the health of the planet rests on the balance of relationships between life and the cycles of nature.
Brooklyn-based visual artist and composer Dana Lyn
has collaborated with songwriters Stew and Heidi Rodewald, actor-directors Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio, performance artist Taylor Mac, and poet Louis de Paor, among others.
Guitarist and composer Kyle Sanna’s
diverse musical practice includes composition, improvisation, the recording studio, and the traditional music of Ireland. His compositions have been performed at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Royal Opera House in Oman, Sydney’s ABC studios, the National Recital Hall in Taipei, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and many points between. WNYC’s New Sounds
and Sound Check
host John Schaefer called his music “unconventionally beautiful.”