Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - SL

Cur­tis The­atre, Cork School of Mu­sic 8pm ¤10 mun­ster­fleadh.ie Open­ing ses­sionn in this year’s Mun­ster Fleadh brings to­gether a fid­dle and ac­cor­dion duo who epit­o­mise the Sli­abh Luachra re­gional style: Matt Cran­itch and Jackie Daly: two mu­si­cians who glory in one an­other’s com­pany and bring just the right mix of fi­nesse and wild un­pre­dictabil­ity to the polkas and slides of the Rushy Glen. Also join­ing them tonight are Jimmy Crow­ley and Mairtín De Cogáin. Through­out this al­most week-long gath­er­ing, there will be his­tor­i­cal walk­ing tours of Cork city, sto­ry­telling and sean nós danc­ing work­shops and a plethora of mu­sic ses­sions. Other guests in­clude Seán ó Sé, Jack Talty and Bryan O’Leary, grand­son of the late, inim­itable Johnny O’Leary.

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