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CIT Cork School of Music: 11am Class: Sliabh Luachra Tunes Workshop with Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly.

Adultsd €15 children €10 (can be paid at the door of School)

Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly

For many years, Jackie Daly (accordion) and Matt Cranitch (fiddle) have been among the foremost interpreters of the rich Sliabh Luachra tradition of instrumental music. The unique cultural area on the borders of northwest Cork and east Kerry provides a special repertoire of tunes as well as a very distinctive style of playing, and has long been a source of inspiration for both Jackie and Matt. Through their respective performances over many years, they have established enviable individual reputations in the world of Irish traditional music. Their CD, The Living Stream, issued in 2010, draws very much from the Sliabh Luachra tradition, and features fourteen tracks, mostly unaccompanied. However, on a number of selections, accompaniment is provided by Paul De Grae (guitar) and Bríd Cranitch (piano). This recording, which is considered by Irish Music Magazine to be “a treasure”, attests in a very comprehensive manner to the continuing relevance of the ‘living stream’ of traditional music in Ireland today. Their 2nd album Rolling On was released in 2015 is a truly authentic exploration of the music, with slides and polkas very much the order of the day.

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