Living in South London and born to an Irish and Trinidadian background, fiddle player Matt Tighe is quickly making a name for himself in the world of folk and traditional music. He has been described as a “fiery virtuoso”, and has already had extensive experience in performance, playing at many festivals and clubs within the UK and Ireland.Matt has won numerous awards such as the London Fiddle Champion and in 2013 was invited to play at the event and adjudicate the competition. Matt has also won numerous All Britain Championships, been a finalist in the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and been a nominee for a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.Matt’s self-titled debut album, produced by acclaimed fiddler Brian McNeill was Fatea Instrumental album of the year in 2018 and also featured regular cohort Tad Sargent. London Born Tad Sargent, whose family roots come from Castlebar in county Mayo, started playing music at a young age on the piano. He started playing the bodhrán in 2002 after re-discovering his childhood love for Irish music. Learning about Irish music took years of attending sessions run by Irish music legends such as Mick O’Connor. He picked up the bouzouki in 2008, whistle in 2016.Professional multi-instrumentalist, Tad Sargent has performed/recorded and worked with many great musicians and groups such as Barrule, Tony Christie, The Kelly Family, Brian McNeill, Luke Daniels, Sylvain Barou, Cara Dillon, Kristina Train, Celtic Crossroads, Joby Talbot, Ranagri, Crossharbour, Bible Code Sundays, and The Long Notes (to name a few). He was a member of Ranagri for 5 years who released an album with pop legend Tony Christie (Amarillo fame) in 2015. He worked with the amazing Breton uilleann piper Loïc Bléjean. Their album was released in Autumn 2016. He a main member of CrossHarbour, whose album was released in 2014.
|Sat 8th Jun 2019||15:15-16:00||Fatea Showcase||Methodist Church|