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Irish fiddle virtuoso Frankie Gavin with Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello
- Sunday, November 10, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $20 Adv $25 Day of show
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
Enjoy rare evening of Irish traditional music, with the fastest fiddle-player in the world! Frankie is joined by two stellar traditional players: Tommy (fiddle) & Louise (Banjo).
Frankie Gavin, Irish fiddle virtuoso, has had a profound influence on Irish traditional fiddle playing in technique, style & repertoire. As a teen, he won first place in both the All-Ireland Under-18 Fiddle & Flute competitions & at 18 he founded the internationally renowned band, De Dannan. He has also played & recorded with such notables as The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello & Earl Scruggs as well numerous great contemporary traditional Irish music singers & players.
In addition to playing for Englands Prince Charles & French President Francois Mitterand, Gavin has entertained 4 American presidents: John F. Kennedy on his historic visit to Ireland in 1963 as well as Presidents Clinton, Bush & Obama.
In 2010, Gavin officially became the fastest fiddle-player in the world with an entry in The Guinness Book of Records for his performance of The Foxhunters Reel at 150 beats per minute!
Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello
Tommy McCarthy (fiddle) grew up playing with all the legendary Irish players who lived in London such as Mairtin Byrnes, Raymond Roland & Roger Sherlock. With his family, he performed throughout Ireland & the UK, including Londons Royal Albert Hall. He emigrated from Ireland with his parents in the early 50s.
Louise Costello (banjo) played with her father and local musicians, Joe Morris & Jim OBrian & in her late teens she became part of Galway's vibrant session scene.