RESCHEDULED: Gaelic Roots Concert ft. Frankie Gavin with Catherine McHugh
Frankie Gavin, from Galway, has been playing traditional music since his teenage years. At the age of seventeen, he won All-Ireland competitions for both fiddle and flute. Originally influenced by some of the great Irish and American-Irish fiddle players such as James Morrison, and Michael Coleman, he later found himself playing with stars such as The Rolling Stones, Stephane Grappelli, Elvis Costello and Yehudi Menhuin as well as with some of the great contemporary players and singers of traditional Irish music. All have left their mark on his eclectic approach to music.
The name Frankie Gavin is also synonymous with De Dannan, the globally renowned band he founded in the mid-1970s with Alec Finn and others. In his time, Gavin has played for four American presidents, starting as a seven-year old, when he played for John F. Kennedy on his 1962 visit to Ireland, as well as for Presidents Clinton and Bush and for Barack and Michelle Obama. In 2018 Frankie won Traditional Musician of the Year at the Gradam Ceoil Awards.
Accompanying Frankie on piano is Catherine McHugh, one of the most outstanding young accompanists in Irish traditional music today. They will perform music from their new album, Port Eireann.
Thursday, November 2 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Boston College, 300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA