Spend a magical evening in May with a favorite Celtic music virtuoso Fiddler Frankie Gavin of Ireland
House Concert Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 7pm with DeDannann’s Frankie Gavin
Hosted by Bud Mahoney, 42 Weatherwood Drive, Shutesbury, MA
Sponsored by Celtic Crossings WMUA & WRSI/Louise Dunphy
$20.00 per person/ Pot Luck/BYOB/Cash @ door
Frankie Gavin was born in 1956 in Corrandulla, Co. Galway. He comes from a musical family: his father played fiddle, and, his mother and all of her family played also. He started playing the tin whistle at age four, making his first T.V. appearance three years later. At the age of ten years old Frankie began to play fiddle and at the age of seventeen he placed first in the All Ireland Fiddle Competition and in the All Ireland Flute Competition, both on the same day.
He has recorded 16 albums with De Dannan as well as a number of solo albums, and three collaborations: one a tribute to Joe Cooley entitled ‘Omos do Joe Cooley’ with Paul Brock; a fine collaboration with fellow De Dannan member Alec Finn; and one with Stephane Grapelli exploring the languages of jazz and traditional music. He has also guested with The Rolling Stones on their ‘Voodoo Lounge’ album, with Keith Richards on ‘Wingless Angels’ and with Earl Scruggs the great banjo man.
Exposure to American audiences began in 1976 when he played with De Danann at the American bicentennial celebrations in Washington DC, with artists such as Junior Crehan and Micho Russell. Frankie has also been invited to play for numerous State officials including President John F. Kennedy on historic visit to Ireland in 1962, French president Francois Mitterand and England’s Prince Charles. Of a special event in America, United States Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith is reported to have commented that“The best all ’round performance of the entire week at Kennedy Center was by DeDannan.”
Frankie Gavin will be Louise’s guest on LIVE WMUA Celtic Crossings May 17th 5-7 pm.
LVBIS members may recognize the following tune. Just one example of why this concert will be amazing!