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Frankie Gavin, Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello in Concert

Irish fiddler Frankie Gavin makes his Lubbock debut in concert with fiddler Tommy McCarthy and banjoist Louise Costello, on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7:30pm in the Studio Gallery at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K, Lubbock. Tickets are $20 and available at the door after 7:00pm.

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About Frankie, Tommy and Louise:

Frankie Gavin has been playing fiddle & flute since
his teenage years. At the age of seventeen, he won two All
Ireland competitions – for fiddle and flute. Originally
influenced by some of the great Irish and American-Irish
fiddle players, James Morrison, & Michael Coleman, he
later found himself playing with stars such as The Rolling
Stones, Stephane Grappelli, Elvis Costello, Earl
Scruggs & Yehudi Menhuin as well as with some of the
great contemporary players & singers of traditional Irish
music. All have left their mark on his eclectic approach to

The name Frankie Gavin is also synonymous with De
Dannan the globally renowned band he founded in the
mid-1970s. After a short break in the early 2000s, Frankie
restarted the band with a new young line-up. The current
incarnation maintains the super-stellar quality of those
iconic early De Dannans.

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 1963 visit to Ireland, for Presidents
Clinton & Bush & most recently, for Barack and Michelle Obama,
when the president visited his ancestral home in the village
Moneygall in County Offaly.

The plain fact is that there is no more exciting fiddle player or
moving flute player in the world of Irish music today.

Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello come from families steeped in traditional Irish music. Tommy (fiddle), was born in London to Irish parents, who emigrated from the west of Ireland in the early 1950s. His father Tommy Sr. was a well known piper & concertina
player from Co. Clare, so Tommy grew up listening to
traditional music & playing with all of the legendary Irish
players who were living in London, including: Máirtín
Byrnes, Raymond Roland, Roger Sherlock, Danny
Meehan, Paddy Taylor & Bobby Casey. He also recalls
meeting John Kelly & Willie Clancy during frequent visits
to Ireland. With his family, he performed throughout
Ireland & the U.K. - including The Royal Albert Hall,

This evening of Irish traditional music is not to be missed!

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