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Matt Cranitch Live from Cork
June 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) concert with master artist Matt Cranitch live on fiddle!
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. Among his recordings are Give it Shtick and Take a Bow with tunes from the book, Éistigh Seal which consists entirely of slow airs, and The Living Stream, a highly-acclaimed recording with Jackie Daly, with whom he plays and tours regularly. Matt has also 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.
He has presented many master-classes and workshops on various aspects of Irish traditional music, particularly fiddle-playing. An authority on the Sliabh Luachra fiddle style, he was awarded a ‘Government of Ireland Senior Research Scholarship’ in 2002 for his work on the music of this region. He received a PhD from the University of Limerick in 2006 for his study, ‘Pádraig O’Keeffe and The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Tradition’. In 2003, he received the ‘University College Cork Hall of Fame Award’ in recognition of his contribution to Irish traditional music. “An exceptional musician and an authority on Irish fiddle-playing, Matt Cranitch has been a major force in Irish music since the early 1970s.” – The Rough Guide to Irish Music. https://www.mattcranitch.com
Matt Cranitch Live from Cork is one of six virtual concerts co-sponsored by the Celtic Junction Arts Center as part of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home, a workshop-based festival presented by the Center for Irish Music, a music school based inside the CJAC building. Register for educational programs for children, teens, and adults here. All concerts are in central standard time (CST) and will broadcast from the Center for Irish Music’s website. Unless otherwise noted, concerts will run for 60 minutes. Tune in 15 minutes early for pre-concert chat. Concerts are free, but a suggested donation of $10 per concert to help support our artists is appreciated.
To get a reminder about each concert, register for a concert pass on the festival’s website. https://centerforirishmusic.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=221914
Support for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home comes from Larkin Hoffman, the Metro Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board.