Matt Cranitch

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Matt Cranitch (b. 1948 ) is an Irish fiddle player. Cranitch is a founding member of Na Fili.[1] He is a graduate in electrical engineering and music from University College Cork, lectures at the Cork Institute of Technology on subjects of electronic engineering and music technology. He has a particular involvement in the music of Sliabh Luachra, on the Cork/Kerry border, and is engaged in on-going research on the fiddling style of this region at the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick. He has written extensively on Irish traditional music. He has also been a member of the band Sliabh Notes.[2][3]

He currently lives in Cork.

See also Na Fili Discography.


  1. ^ Broughton, Simon; Ellingham, Mark & Trillo, Richard (1999) World Music The Rough Guide: Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Rough Guides, ISBN 978-1-85828-635-8, p. 188
  2. ^ "Pop and Jazz Guide", New York Times, 8 March 2002, retrieved 2011-06-24
  3. ^ "Top traditional group bound to make an impression Archived 2011-09-29 at the Wayback Machine", Waterford News & Star, 12 September 2003, retrieved 2011-06-24