Frankie Gavin

Tuesday 8th September

Tickets £15   | 19:30

Frankie Gavin has played fiddle and flute since his teenage years. At the age of seventeen, he won All-Ireland competitions for fiddle and flute. Originally influenced by the great Irish and American-Irish fiddle players such as James Morrison, he later found himself playing with stars: The Rolling Stones, Stephane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin and for celebrity audiences including four American presidents, John Kennedy on his 1962 visit to Ireland, then Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.

Perhaps most significantly, the name Frankie Gavin is synonymous with De Dannan, the globally renowned band he founded with Alec Finn in the mid-1970s. After a short break, in the early 2000s, Frankie started a new version of the band with a young line-up.

Creative geniuses do not stay still for long and, in addition to solo work, Frankie Gavin is now involved in three new and exciting line-ups.

The Roaring 20s Irish Orchestra, which recreates the sound of the Flanagan Brothers, a family who emigrated to the USA in 1911 and took New York by storm in the 1920s.

The Provenance, a fiddle group playing traditional music, comprising Frankie and three accomplished female fiddle players.

KGB, a trio comprising three of Ireland’s finest musicians: Paddy Keenan, ex-Bothy Band uillean piper, Frankie Gavin and ex-Altan accordeon player Dermot Byrne.

At The Fiddler he will be playing with De Dannan guitarist, Colm O’Caiomh

There will be support from singer-songwriter Zoe Wren

There’s more information about Frankie Gavin and these projects on this website