"love is friendship set to music"

Matt McGranaghan from Castlefinn in Co.Donegal is a renowned fiddle player & musician with over 20 years experience in the music business. Recognised as a virtuosic talent from an early age, he has performed in and across many genres and disciplines from Trad to Classical, Country to Pop many more. He began his musical journey aged 7 by learning trad music from a neighbour for 18 months. Aside from that he is virtually self-taught on his chosen instrument.

He has toured and performed as a soloist and as a member of different groups in Ireland, UK, Europe, Canada, USA and on cruises for guest performances. Over the past 20 years he has worked with Dolores Keane, Nathan Carter, Mary Black, Philomena Begley, Brendan Shine, Dominic Kirwan to name but a few.

Matt has performed at the prestigious Harvey’s Point Summer Cabaret for numerous seasons, at the St.Patricks's day Celebrations in Stormont for 3 consecutive years, at Áras an Uachtaráin at President McAlese's request, and at Milwaukee Irish Fest in 2010 & 2011. He has performed in the Ulster Hall, Waterfront Hall, SSE Arena, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and numerous other stages and theatres throughout Ireland and the UK.

Since March 2020 Matt has represented his colleagues in the music & entertainment industry with the Music & Entertainment Association of Ireland (MEAI). Matt has represented the industry at meetings with an Taoiseach, an Tánaiste, various Government Ministers and as spokesperson for MEAI he has been a frequent contributor on television to Virgin Media News, RTÉ News, as well as on radio on RTÉ, Newstalk, Today FM and most local radio stations also.

Matt graduated from University of Ulster in 2011 with a First Class Honours in Music.