Saturday 25th October – 7.30pm – Concert – Frankie Gavin and De Dannan / Peter Coughlan – Crown Moran Hotel (Bentley Suite) – £15 (advance of day)/ £17 (on door)/ £6 (under 18s)
The renowned fiddle player Frankie Gavin presents the latest version of his seminal band, De Dannan. The band features singer Michelle Lally, who ably follows in the footsteps of the greats with De Dannan – Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and Dolores Keane. Accordion virtuoso Barry Brady, from Co. Roscommon, brings enormous life to the music to lift the spirits and gel with Frankie’s electrifying fiddling.
Double bass player Paul O’ Driscoll, from Kinvara, who has performed with Riverdance, brings a new dimension to the De Dannan sound. A skilled jazz player and backing vocalist, Paul brings great energy to the band and broadens its influences, whilst remaining true to its roots in Irish traditional music.
Colm O’ Caoimh on Guitar is from Kilkenny. He is the youngest member of the band and has a unique and virtuosic understanding of musical accompaniment. Together, the musicians display the very highest performance standards in Irish music, which audiences have come to expect from Frankie Gavin & De Dannan over the years. Not to be missed.