Matt Tighe

By Matt Tighe

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Matt Tighe was born in South London, with an Irish and Trinidadian background. He first discovered his love of traditional music and the fiddle, listening to his parents' album collection: The Chieftains and Tom McConville & Pauline Cato, in particular, made a lasting impression.

After attending Cambridge Folk Festival and listening to traditional music live, he decided to learn the fiddle in earnest. Eight years on Matt is an active member of the folk scene in the UK, playing at festivals, clubs, and in sessions on a regular basis. He has been a finalist in the Danny Kyle Open Stage, at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and a semi-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards.

Matt's style of fiddle playing is greatly influenced by the music of County Clare and his teachers Declan Crehan and Brendan Mulcaire, as well as the Scottish music gathered at Cambridge Folk Festival and on visits to Glasgow. He is currently studying Classical Performance with John Crawford at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

This is a stunning album by a hugely talented fiddler, blending well with his invited session musicians. Brian McNeill described the final mixes as ‘Brilliant' and coming from someone of his calibre, that is some recommendation.

In recording this his debut album at Watercolour Music in Ardgour, Matt was accompanied by some outstanding session musicians: Tad Sargent (bouzouki, guitar, mandocello, bodhran, piano & harmonium); Chris O'Malley (piano & harmonium); James Lindsay (double bass); Luke Daniels (melodeon); Jock Turner (shaker) and Brian McNeill (concertina). Brian also produced the album which was recorded and mastered by Nick Turner.

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Format CD-Audio
Imprint Highlander Distribution
Publication Date 3 Sep 2017
ISBN CDTRAX395

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