Frankie Gavin with Mike Galvin at EFC
Subject: Frankie Gavin with Mike Galvin at EFC|
From: Johnny J
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 08:03 AM
Wednesday 22nd April 2009
"Frankie Gavin is one of the genuine legends of Irish music. From his first tv appearance playing the tin-whistle when he was seven, through All-Ireland Championship victories on both fiddle and flute, sixteen albums with the seminal Dé Dannan, seven solo albums, his adventures in the realms of Jazz, Gospel, and Klezmer, to appearances with such luminaries as Earl Scruggs, Stephane Grapelli, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and The Rolling Stones, 'the prince of Irish fiddlers' is one of the outstanding performers of the past thirty years.
Frankie's latest band, Hibernian Rhapsody - featuring accordionist Damien Mullane, pianist Carl Hession, guitarist Mike Galvin, percussionist Eric Cunningham and singer Michelle Lally - has received rave reviews since its inception during 2007.
Part of Frankie Gavin's enduring appeal lies in his astounding technical ability and unceasing quest for innovation – musical pieces more commonly associated with the like of the Beatles and George Frideric Handel are now common place in Frankie's repertoire as an Irish musician. Most pertinent of all is the knack he has for imparting to his audience his own enthusiasm, the sheer joy, the magic of great music-making.
'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 perform live, prepare to be... shocked. "
Frankie will be accompanied on guitar by Mike Galvin
"is out of Killarney and is the best guitar player in Ireland. Yup. You read it right. We said, 'the best'. And, it is true. You'll see. Amazing musician." Irish American News
Venue: Pleasance Cabaret Bar - 8:00pm
Admission: £12.00 (£10.00 concession), Members £8
Please note the slightly higher prices but it does really pay to become a member!
As usual, tickets can be reserved with the Paddy One (address on our website http://www.edinburghfolkclub.org.uk/contact.php )