Give It Shtick

By Matt Cranitch

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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.