Matt Cranitch grew up in a musical family in County Cork in the south of Ireland. From a young age, he displayed a particular aptitude and talent for music, and went on to establish a significant reputation as a traditional fiddle-player. He has won All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles, The Fiddler of Dooney and Oireachtas Crotty Cup. He has performed in many parts of the world, at concerts and festivals, as well as on radio and television. Author of The Irish Fiddle Book, first published in 1988, and now in its fourth edition, he has also contributed to other books on Irish traditional music.
He has been involved in various performing groups, including Na Filí and Any Old Time, with each of whom he made a number of recordings, as well as Sliabh Notes, who have recorded three albums: Sliabh Notes (1995), Gleanntán (1999) and Along Blackwater’s Banks (2002). Among his other recordings are Éistigh Seal (LP, 1984; CD, 2005) which consists entirely of slow airs, and The Living Stream (2010), a highly-acclaimed recording with Jackie Daly, with whom he plays and tours regularly.
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