Frankie Gavin and DeDannan

Frankie Gavin, from Galway, Ireland, is one of the most visionary and inspiring virtuoso Irish fiddlers in the world; the founder, heart and core of the legendary band De Dannan. Frankie Gavin and De Dannan has since performed the world over, from The National Concert Hall in Dublin, to the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, to the White House. Frankie also founded the band Frankie Gavin and the Hibernian Rhapsody, and has since performed with such stellar artists such as the Rolling Stone and jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. For many years traditional super group De Dannan were the forerunners in the Irish traditional music world, but after 33 years, 14 albums, and a number of changes in the line-up, the group disbanded in 2003. Now original founding member Frankie Gavin has unleashed a new De Dannan, which in his own words will reflect a De Dannan of the 21st century. The award winning line-up is led by Frankie Gavin on fiddles, flutes whistle, with Damien Mullane on accordion, Eric Cunningham on percussion, flutes whistles, Mike Galvin on bouzouki guitar, and Michele Lally on vocals. De Dannan will launch a new CD in early 2010, featuring guests such as Ronnie Woods from the Rolling Stones.