Frankie Gavin & De Dannan come to the Hawk’s Well on Saturday 1st of October as part of their 32 county tour of Ireland and mission “to lift the hearts of the Irish people during this extraordinary economic climate in Ireland.” Speaking of the show Frankie Gavin stated “It is about bringing the music to the people instead of the people to the music and we hope for at least one night in each county IMF will stand for Irish Music Funfair!”
Frankie Gavin is one of the genuine legends of Irish music and in September he entered the Guinness World Records as the fastest fiddle player in the world. ‘De Dannan’ has been responsible over many years for bringing some of Ireland’s immensely talented traditional performers to the world stage and in the word’s of Rob Fraboni, Producer of ‘The Last Waltz’; ‘the current line up tops them all’.
The band has performed everywhere from The White House & US Capitol Building to Beijing Opera House and in addition has performed and recorded with a long list of musical luminaries which includes The Rolling Stones. ‘Frankie Gavin & De Dannan’ has also entered an exclusive club by having performed for three US Presidents in addition to a variety of other international dignitaries including Prince Albert of Monaco.The current ‘De Dannan’ ensemble is led by Frankie Gavin on fiddle, flutes & whistles with Barry Brady on accordian, Eric Cunningham on percussion, flutes & whistles, Mike Galvin on bouzouki & guitars and Michelle Lally on vocals.
'Electrifying' is an adjective that's too often used to describe certain performances but this is one instance where it's absolutely unavoidable. If you've never been lucky enough to see ‘Frankie Gavin & De Dannan’ perform live, now is your chance to see the band at a venue near you and prepare to be... shocked.
“Frankie Gavin and De Dannan are the jewel in the crown, and as the musicians hit top gear some of the fast reels in particular are mesmerizing” – Carl Dixon, The Irish Examiner, August 2009
"Rightly heralded as the greatest Irish fiddler player, Frankie Gavin has nothing left to prove...Gavin is a true fiddle-playing genius, one who continues to inspire and dumbfound in equal measure" - The Scotsman