Matt Tighe and Tad Sargent started playing music together while one was just 15 years of age and the other was 25. Matt, the youngster of the duo on fiddle with Tad taking up duty on bouzouki and bodhran, met at the infamous Slough pub The Herschel Arms. The legendary landlord, Tom King, hosted regular sessions that brought together members of the Irish traditional musical community from all over the world.
The Duo have been playing gigs around the country including two sold-out shows at the famous Green Note in London, a headline slot at the National Piping Centre for Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, and a support slot for Kathryn Tickell’s Darkening on the main stage of Broadstairs Folk Week to name but a few!
After the release of Matt’s debut solo album in 2017 (which featured Tad as the main accompanist and co-arranger along with Matt), they have decided to join forces with their own arrangements of traditional and original tunes in addition to songs that have been collected around the session scene of the UK. The album, due to be released in September, will feature musicians they have met along their way including the likes of Michael McGoldrick, Mohsen Amini, Ian Stephenson and Brian McNeill (who will also produce the album).