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Frankie Gavin

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Frankie Gavin (b. 1956) is an Irish fiddle player, from Corrandulla, County Galway. He is a founder member of 1970s Irish traditional group De Dannan. By the age of 15 he had won Irish national championship awards for both fiddle and tin whistle. He is known for playing in a very fast and virtuosic Galway style. Has recorded and played with many of the best traditional musicians of his generation. His boundless energy has driven him to record many side-projects, including work with Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grapelli and Earl Scruggs. He is working on an orchestral work "The Choctaw Symphony" using Irish and Choctaw themes. Together with accordionist Paul Broch, Frankie recorded "Omos Do Joe Cooley" a tribute to the renowned Irish-American accordion player.

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Discography

Solo

  • Traditional Music Of Ireland (1977)
  • Croch Suas E [Up and Away] (1983)
  • Frankie Goes To Town (1989)
  • Irlande (1994)

With De Dannan

  • De Dannan (1975)
  • Selected Jigs Reels and Songs (1977)
  • The Mist Covered Maintain (1980)
  • Star-Spangled Molly (1981)
  • Best Of De Dannan (1981)
  • Song For Ireland (1983)
  • The Irish RM (1984)
  • Anthem (1985)
  • Ballroom (1987)
  • A Jacket Of Batteries (1988)
  • Half Set In Harlem (1991)
  • Hibernian Rhapsody (1995)
  • How The West Was Won (1999)
  • Welcome To The Hotel Connemara (2000)

With Paul Brock

  • Omos do Joe Cooley (A Tribute To Joe Cooley) (1986)


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