Frankie Gavin & Guests for FleadhFest Joe Burke Tribute Concert
The name of accordion player Joe Burke has been synonymous with Irish traditional music for over 60 years and his passing in February 2021 marked the end of one of the most celebrated musical careers in Irish traditional music history. His close friend, Frankie Gavin will be joined by musicians Daithi Gormley and Catherine McHugh to perform and pay tribute to his lasting legacy on Friday 6th August at the Hawk’s Well Theatre.
Frankie Gavin 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. All have left their mark on his eclectic approach to music and his globally renowned band De Dannan. The simple fact is that there is no more exciting fiddle player or moving flute player in the world of Irish music today.
Daithí Gormley is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished Button Accordion players of his generation with an extensive and much respected repertoire steeped in the rich musical heritage of his native county Sligo. He is a regular performer on Irish radio and television and has performed at festivals and concerts nationally and internationally. He was described by legendary late accordion player Joe Burke as a ‘master musician’, and was mentored by him for five years.
For this performance, Frankie Gavin and Daithi Gormley will be accompanied by accomplished pianist Catherine McHugh.
In line with Government recommendations, seating capacity is limited and tickets must be pre-booked online in advance. Join Frankie Gavin, Daithí Gormley and Catherine McHugh as they play an intimate, one hour tribute to Joe Burke, the musician, the mentor and friend, Friday 6th August, 6:45pm 2021 Tickets, priced €20 (plus €1 booking fee) are available now. To book a ticket, click here.