Frankie Gavin and De Dannan are currently in the middle of a nationwide tour which will see the band perform in a variety of venues and locations the length and breadth of the island. In a move which Frankie Gavin states is largely motivated by the band’s wish to “lift the hearts of the Irish people during this extraordinary economic climate in Ireland”, the band will for the most part bring its music to local communities throughout Ireland and are looking forward to their performance in Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday April 13 at 8pm.
Frankie Gavin is one of the genuine legends of Irish music and last year he entered the Guinness World Records as the fastest fiddle player in the world. De Dannan has been responsible over many years for bringing some of Ireland’s immensely talented traditional performers to the world stage. The current band has performed everywhere from The White House to Beijing Opera House and in addition has performed and recorded with a long list of musical luminaries which includes The Rolling Stones.
The current De Dannan ensemble is led by Frankie Gavin on fiddle, flutes, and whistles with Barry Brady on accordian; Eric Cunningham on percussion, flutes, and whistles; Mike Galvin on bouzouki and guitars; and Michelle Lally on vocals. A new album featuring the most recent De Dannan line-up, entitled Jigs, Reels and Rock ‘n’ Roll, which includes a guest appearance by Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, was released on September 23, 2010 and currently features on the Irish album charts.
Tickets for this Roscommon date are priced at just €20/€18 and can be purchased through Roscommon Arts Centre’s box office at (090 ) 6625824 or online at www.roscommonartscentre.ie
Early booking is highly recommended as tickets are already selling fast.