Beth McCracken is an award winning multi-instrumentalist who first emerged on the Australian traditional music scene in the early 2000s, Her first sojourn to Ireland landed her in Donegal and Dublin, and her style and musical thinking has been dominated by these experiences ever since. The influences most audible in her playing include Harry Bradley and Catherine McEvoy. She is in demand as both a teacher and performer, although these endeavours have been relegated to the back seat as she has been finishing her studies and attempting to grow up a little. Recent collaborations include Joe Ferguson (Trouble in the Kitchen) and Declan Simpson (Simpson Three). She has previously tutored at Ceol Aneas on fiddle and is looking forward to tutoring flute, her primary instrument.