Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch
“Separately, they are brilliant to hear but together they are sublime.”
Daniel Neely / Irish Echo
The words Button Accordion and Jackie Daly are synonymous in the world of Irish traditional music. Probably the best accordionist in Ireland said The New York Times. Matt Cranitch is renowned as a fiddle-player and teacher, and like Jackie, a master of the Sliabh Luachra tradition – there will be polkas!
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. Together however, the vibrant music that they create displays an additional collaborative dimension. They have travelled extensively throughout many countries, performing individually, with various groups, and together.
De Temps Antan
Music from Quebec
Using Quebec’s vibrant living music tradition as a springboard for musical innovation De Temps Antan forms a power trio catapulting audiences headlong into the future French-Canadian music and culture.
It takes a special blend of musical talents to revisit and revitalize traditional music with equal measures of reverence, humor, Joy, natural ability and breathtaking turn-on-a-dime instrumental virtuosity. Welcome to the musical world of De Temps Antan!
Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet (Celtic Fiddle Festival) and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored songs and melodies been fine tuned and adapted to the needs of each generation. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot percussion (among a number of other instruments) these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the infectious ‘joie de vivre.’ With De Temps Antan you will enjoy a musical event unlike any other.
This engagement of De Temps Antan is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. midatlanticarts.org