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Legendary Galway-born fiddler Frankie Gavin to appear in concert in Armagh

Frankie Gavin

The legendary Galway-born fiddler Frankie Gavin appears in concert in Armagh on Friday, March 24.

He will be accompanied by pianist Catherine McHugh, who recently toured the USA with Cherish the Ladies and features on Gavin’s recent 18-track album Port Éireann.

Gavin, one of the founders of the supergroup Dé Danann in 1975, is now out and about again after a serious illness, and playing as well as ever.

He has produced five solo albums, 18 with various lineups of Dé Danann or De Dannan (as his group is now called), and a dozen with other musicians including Sharon Shannon, Stéphane Grapelli, Elvis Costello, Artie McGlynn and even The Rolling Stones.

In recent times he has played and recorded with the Roaring 20s Irish Orchestra and The Monte Carlo Philharmonic in Monaco. He is also putting together a new Frankie Gavin and De Dannan line-up which will start touring over the summer.

The Armagh concert is promoted by Armagh Pipers Club, a charity that has provided music education to thousands of young people and adults since 1966.

The concert, which also features Pipers Club musicians, takes place at 8pm in Armagh City Hotel. Tickets (£15/£10) are available exclusively from

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