Frankie Gavin and De Dannan for Nenagh Arts Centre visit in November

On Saturday 16th of November, traditional music legends Frankie Gavin and De Dannan come to Nenagh Arts Centre.


Introducing the band, regarded as being the finest version of De Dannan ever; vocalist Michelle Lally follows in the footsteps of all the Irish greats with De Dannan like Mary Black, Maura O Connell and Dolores Keane to name but a few. Barry Brady from Co. Roscommon on accordion is a stylized performer. Barry brings a life to the music which lifts the spirit and gels with Frankie’s electrifying fiddling, and between them, they leave no stone unturned when it comes to exciting jigs reels and hornpipes. Double Bass player Paul O’ Drisceoil from Kinvara, who has performed with Riverdance, brings a new dimension to the De Dannan sound. A superb bassist, and a skilled jazz player and backing vocalist, Paul offers another energy source to the band which lends itself to Irish, Jazz and maybe a touch of Bluegrass.

Colm O’ Caoimh on guitar from Kilkenny, the youngest member is unique in the sense of his understanding of musical accompaniment, and the ability to play like he does. Colm, like Paul, Barry and Michelle, are at the highest performance level yet seen in Irish music – only what one has grown to expect from Frankie Gavin & De Dannan over the years. Visitors to the Nenagh show are in for a special treat.


Tickets are €20 and can be had online at or from the box office in Banba Square. The show takes place at Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday, 16th November, at 9 p.m.

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