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Frankie Gavin (born 1956) is an Irish fiddle and flute player, from Corrandulla, County Galway. He is a founder member of 1970s Irish traditional group De Dannan. By the age of 15 he had won the All Ireland Fiddle and All Ireland tin whistle championship[citation needed]. He is known for playing in a very fast and virtuosic Galway style. Gavin has recorded and played with many of the best traditional musicians of his generation. His boundless energy has also driven him to record many side-projects, including work with Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Yehudi Menuhin, Stéphane Grappelli and Earl Scruggs. He is working on an orchestral work "The Choctaw Symphony" using Irish and Choctaw themes. Together with accordionist Paul Brock, Frankie recorded "Omos Do Joe Cooley" a tribute to the renowned Irish-American accordion player. In recent years, Frankie has released records with the likes of Joe Derrane, Michael McGoldrick and Sharon Shannon. He currently tours with the eponymous "Frankie Gavin Band", which includes Damien Mullane and Carl Hession.





  • Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn (1977)
  • Croch Suas E [Up and Away] (1983)
  • Frankie Goes To Town (1989)
  • Fierce Traditional (2001)
  • Hibernian Rhapsody - Full Score (2008)

With Aidan Coffey

  • Irlande (1994)

With De Dannan

  • De Dannan (1975)
  • Selected Jigs Reels and Songs (1977)
  • The Mist Covered Mountain (1980)
  • Star-Spangled Molly (1981)
  • Best Of De Dannan (1981)
  • Song For Ireland (1983)
  • The Irish RM (1984)
  • Anthem (1985)
  • Ballroom (1987)
  • A Jacket Of Batteries (1988)
  • Half Set In Harlem (1991)
  • Hibernian Rhapsody (1995)
  • How The West Was Won (1999)
  • Welcome To The Hotel Connemara (2000)

With Paul Brock

  • Omos do Joe Cooley (A Tribute To Joe Cooley) (1986)


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