In a message dated 97-07-15 09:44:27 EDT, you write:
Have a listen to Davy Spillane's 'Atlantic Bridge', which is a fusion
of traditional Irish music (uileann pipes, low whistle, bodhran, etc)
and bluegrass banjo, played by Bella Fleck. >>
as i recall ricky skaggs (country-bluegrass artist) also made an
album with "the chieftains" after a visit to ireland in which he noticed
considerable correspondences between the bluegrass with which he
was reared and traditional irish music.