Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly in Fairfield, CT

unnamedTwo living legends–Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, will be performing live on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30 pm at the Schine Auditorium at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. To reserve tickets, go to and fill in the contact form. Tickets are 20 dollars at the door.

This concert has a new venue! Please click the link above for more details!

I first heard of Matt Cranitch through his fiddle tutor book and recording. He is a great proponent of the Sliabh Luachra style, and has recorded two albums with Jackie–“The Living Stream” and most recently,”Rolling On”. Jackie Daly himself came to my attention through my interest in recordings of Séamus Creagh; the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. Their album, recorded in 1995, is simply called “Jackie Daly and Séamus Creagh”. It is one of my all-time favorites.

don’t miss this great concert! I’ll see you there! Here’s a vid so you can see what you’re in for:

Emmett Gill and Jesse Smith in Concert!

The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society in Fairfield CT presents Emmet Gill and Jesse Smith in concert!

ImageEmmett was born in London and was taught at the London Pipers Club at the Irish Centre in Camden, with great encouragement from his parents.  His solo cd, The Mountain Groves, was recorded in 2007 at his family home in Cloghbrack, Co. Galway by John Blake. This cd is available through Na Píobair​í Uilleann (  Emmett has a great interest in Irish music from the 78 rpm era and with Gerry Clarke has produced three recordings of Irish music from the 1920’s to 40’s on the Oldtime Records label.
Their fourth release a collection of recordings of P.J. Conlon is due in late 2012.

Jesse comes from Baltimore MD. He learned his music from fiddle player Brendan Mulvihill and also from his mother Donna Long. He has a number of recordings. They include a solo album, The Tap Room Trio with Harry Bradley and John Blake, The Ewe with the Crooked Horn with Colm Gannon and John Blake, and the album Think before you think, with the band Danu.

Use the contact for at the above link to reserve a spot and for more information.