Frankie Gavin and De Dannan set for Nenagh Arts Centre Concert

Up Close and Personal’ is the title of Frankie Gavin and De Dannan’s new show which will be performed at Nenagh Arts Centre on S
aturday, August 25th.

Gavin is one of the genuine legends of Irish music;  with seven solo albums, adventures in the realms of Traditional,  Jazz and Gospel
music forms, through to appearances and recordings with such luminaries as Stephane Grapelli, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and the ‘Rollin
g Stones’. ‘The prince of Irish fiddlers’ is one of the outstanding performers of the past thirty years. Frankie is also the
founding member traditional super group ‘De Dannan’.

After 33 years, 14 albums and a number of changes in the line up, the group disbanded in 2003 only to return in August 2009. Gavin unleashed the new ‘De Dannan’ line up which in his own words “reflects a ‘De Dannan’ of the 21st century”. The current ‘De Dannan’ ensemble is led by Frankie 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.

The concert will take place on Saturday, 25th August. Doors open at
8 p.m. with support act Geasa performing before De Dannan who will
take the stage at 9 p.m. Admission is €20 and tickets are available
from Nenagh Arts Centre in Banba Square on 067 34400 or online at

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