Matt Cranitch is a renowned fiddle-player and teacher, both at home in Ireland and abroad. He has performed for concerts and festivals, radio and TV. He has given lectures, master-classes and workshops on various aspects of Irish music. He is the winner of All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles, The Fiddler of Dooney and Oireachtas Crotty Cup.
He is the author of The Irish Fiddle Book, now in its fourth edition, and contributed to other books on Irish traditional music. Matt’s recordings include Na Filí, Any Old Time, and Éistigh Seal., as well as albums with Sliabh notes and Jackie Daly. Matt is an authority on the music of Sliabh Luachra, has PhD from the University of Limerick for his study on the fiddle-playing tradition of this region, and taught also at University College Cork. He is a long-time consultant for the Geantraí series on TG4, a former adviser to the Irish Arts Council , and served on the board of the Irish Traditional Music Archive. His various accolades include University College Cork Hall of Fame Award in 2003; M.J. Quill Irish Cultural Center award in 2014, and the Patrick O’Keefe Traditional Music Festival award in 2017.
Instructor – Advanced Fiddle
2007, 2008, 2012, 2023