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Daithí Gormley, Frankie Gavin, Catherine McHugh / The Bridge Céilí Band
August 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm€27.50
Tuesday 2nd August | 7.00pm | Cathedral Christ the King N91EF82
The Bridge Céilí Band
The Bridge Céilí Band was formed in 1970 and has won the Fleadh Cheoil Céilí Band competition six times. Over the years they have performed on RTÉ radio and television and taken part in concerts and céilí throughout Ireland.
Daithí, Frankie and Catherine
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 has researched, published, and lectured on Irish traditional music and is in high demand as an accomplished tutor, lecturer, and performer
Frankie Gavin has played fiddle and flute since his teenage years, winning All-Ireland competitions for both at age 17. The Galway native comes from a musical family and his own love of music began when he was given a tin whistle for his fourth birthday. Originally influenced by the great Irish and American-Irish fiddle players, such as James Morrison, he later found himself playing with stars, including The Rolling Stones, Stephane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin, and for celebrity audiences including four American presidents: John Kennedy on his 1962 visit to Ireland, then Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. On September 20, 2010, Mr Gavin officially became the fastest fiddle player in the world, by securing a Guinness World Record for ‘fastest fiddle player’ after playing The Foxhunter’s Reel at 150bpm.
Catherine McHugh is one of the most outstanding young accompanists and fiddle players in Irish traditional music today.