Frankie Gaving – Upcoming February 4th 2019
In February of 2019, thanks to Kat Eggleston, the iconic Irish fiddler, Frankie Gavin (who was recently honored as Traditional Musician of the Year at the Gradam Ceoil Awards broadcast on Irish Television station TG4.) will perform at the Havurah. Over his distinguished career Frankie has performed all over the world and for four presidents at the White House.
Frankie is one of Ireland`s most iconic fiddle players. His name is immediately associated with the group De Dannan formed in the 1970s, and who are credited with breaking new ground in Irish traditional music through innovative choices of material and arrangements and a unique style of playing.
Throughout his musical career Frankie Gavin was fascinated and inspired by the music of those legendary Irish musicians who emigrated to America in the early part of the twentieth century. Giants such as James Morrison, Paddy Killoran and The Flanagan Brothers who left Waterford for New York in 1911. Seventy years later, in 1981, De Dannan released the album Star-Spangled Molly, which included the band’s hit version of the original Flanagan Brothers’ song My Irish Molly-O. The release reawakened massive Irish interest in the music of this bygone era.
Frankie has recorded and played every genre of music from rock and roll with the Rolling Stones to jazz with Stephane Grappelli. We are thrilled to bring him to the intimate setting of our building.
Don’t miss this incredible performance.
PS, Vashon’s Kat Eggleston has been particularly instrumental in bringing Celtic and traditional Irish musicians to our island, including the dynamic Open the Door for Three trio.