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Frankie Gavin to present perhaps the finest version of his Band De Dannan ever at Skerries Tradfest on Saturday May 18th

Michelle Lally described as one with the voice of an angel, and whose vast and varied repertoire is unequalled heretofore. She follows in the footsteps of all the Irish greats with De Dannan like Mary Black, Maura O Connell and Dolores Keane to name but a few. Barry Brady from Co. Roscommon on accordion is such a stylized performer, and he too follows in the footsteps of Box playing greats like Jackie Daly and Mairtin O’Connor. Superb in every way, Barry brings a life to the music which lifts the spirit and gels with Frankie’s electrifying fiddling, and between them, they leave no stones unturned when it comes to exciting jigs reels and hornpipes at the highest possible level. Double Bass player Paul O’ Drisceoil from Kinvara, who has performed with Riverdance, brings a new dimension to the De Dannan sound. A superb Bassist, and a skilled Jazz player and backing vocalist, Paul brings another energy source to the band which lends itself to Irish, Jazz and maybe a touch of Bluegrass perhaps.

Colm O’ Caoimh on Guitar from Kilkenny is the youngest member and can only be described as unique. Unique in the sense that his understanding of musical accompaniment, and ability to play like he does, makes him special when it comes to accompanying Irish Music and Song. Colm, like Paul, Barry and Michelle, are at the highest performance level yet seen in Irish Music, and only what one has grown to expect from Frankie Gavin & De Dannan over the years.

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