Give It Shtick

By Matt Cranitch

  1. Tell Her I Am
    Munster Buttermilk
  2. Pretty Maggie Morrissey
    Higgins
    Walsh’s
  3. The Bunch Of Keys
  4. Johnny Murphy’s
    Michael Murphy’s
  5. An Buachaill Caol Dubh
  6. Mick Duggan’s
  7. The Foxhunter’s
    Eileen O’Callaghan’s
    The Bantry Lasses
    The Maid Behind The Bar
  8. Connie O’Connell’s
    The Frost Is All Over
  9. The Blackbird
  10. The Sligo Maid
    The Congress
  11. Port An Deorai
  12. Henry McDermott Roe
  13. The Banks Of Lough Gowna
    Willie Coleman’s
    Brennan’s Favourite
  14. Din Tarrant’s
  15. Master Crowley
    The Roscommon

Thirteen comments

Matt Cranitch (fiddle) with Dave Hennessy (melodeon), Eoin O Riabhaigh (uilleann pipes), Brid Cranitch (piano & harpsichord), Mick Daly (guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhran).

Book

there is a fiddle book that goes with this cd .does anyone have it? is it any good? does anyone know any other good books that teach fiddle?

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Nice CD. Tunes arn’t blindingly fast like some bands tend to play them. Very easy listening.

"Matt Cranitch: Give It Shtick"

I love these recordings, so, not only recommending his tutor "The Irish Fiddle Book", but also these two recordings he produced to accompany it, this and "Take a Bow", a joy… 🙂

That said, I still have to upgrade from the cassettes to the CDs… One at a time, including the first of three, his ‘demonstration’ recording… Our cassettes are showing their wear…

Matt Cranitch: "Give It Shtick" & "Take a Bow" - available here too

"Irish Session Tunes: The Red Book" - the accompanying CD features tracks from both recordings…

"Give it Shtick" = "The Red Book" ~ the CDs & the tracks

CD Tracklistings and correlations –

_1. ) jigs = track 6, tunes 1 & 2
_2. ) hornpipe = track 24, tune 1 of 3
_2. ) hornpipes = track 26, tunes 2 & 3 of 3
_3. ) reel = track 22
_4. ) slides = track 9
_5. ) air = track 29
_6. ) polkas = track 16
_8. ) jigs = track 2
_9. ) set dance = track 28
10. ) reels = track 18
11. ) slip jig = track 12
13. ) jig = track 4, tune 1 of 2
13. ) jig = track 4, tune 2 of 2
14. ) polkas = track 14
15. ) reels = track 21

Re: Give It Shtick

I added a third tune at the track 13 as "Brennan’s favourite". I just added the title so it may not be played like that.