Matt Cranitch is renowned as a fiddle-player and teacher, both at home in Ireland and abroad. He has performed extensively at concerts and festivals, on radio and television, and has presented lectures, master-classes and workshops on various aspects of Irish music. He has won All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles, as well as The Fiddler of Dooney and Oireachtas Crotty Cup. 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.
Since the mid 1970s, Jackie Daly has been a highly influential figure in Irish traditional music, widely credited with having rehabilitated the image of the accordion and establishing it as an acceptable instrument for inclusion in the line-up of concert groups. Born and raised in the area known as Sliabh Luachra, Jackie Daly is one of the foremost living exponents of the distinctive music of that region.
Emilia Bartellas (fiddle), and Aaron Collis (button accordion) have quickly gained a reputation as two of Newfoundland's finest young musicians, performing dance tunes from the province's rich musical tradition in a tight, dynamic playing style. As members of local trad band, The Dardanelles, Aaron and Emilia have performed Newfoundland music on stages across Canada, the US, and as far afield as Scotland and Australia. The duo will be releasing their first album together this Fall!
Feile Seamus Creagh | , St. John's, NL, A1C 3S8, Canada