Frankie Gavin (born 1956)

Irish multi-instrumentalist, best known as fiddle player. Plays mainly traditional tunes.

(Frankie Gavin has recorded with De Dannan, Kevin Macleod, on Elvis Costello's "Spike", the Rolling Stones' "Voodoo Lounge", and Yehudi Menuhin.)
(born in Corrandulla, Galway)


Croch Suas E (Up and Away)(*)1983Gael LinnCEF 115
Frankie Goes to Town1989Bees KneesBKCD01
Shamrocks and Holly: An Irish Christmas Celebration1998 ShanachieSHCD78004
Fierce Traditional2001 TaraCD 4011
The Full Score (**)2006 Tara4020

(* Frankie Gavin solo, mostly flute but also fiddle, tin whistle and accordion)
(** Frankie Gavin with Hibernian Rhapsody)

Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn

Traditional Music of Ireland1977 Shanachie29008 
[Reissued as "Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn" 1995Shanachie CD340009

Frankie Gavin, Jackie Daly, Declan Masterson and others

The Irish RM (*) 1984 Release Records RRL 8012 

(* More or less an album by De Dannan)

Frankie Gavin, Paul Brock and Charlie Lennon

Omos do Joe Cooley: A Tribute to Joe Cooley1986 Gael LinnCEF 115 
[Reissue]2003 Gael Linn 

Collaboration - Frankie Gavin and Stephane Grapelli

Jigs and Jazz1993 Shanachie29008 

Collaboration - Frankie Gavin, Charlie Lennon and the RTE Concert Orchestra

Island Wedding1993 RTERTECD 145

Collaboration - Frankie Gavin, Arty McGlynn and Aidan Coffey

Irlande1994 OCORA/Radio FranceC560021 

Collaboration - Kevin MacLeod, Alec Finn and Frankie Gavin

Springwell1999 Gael LinnCEF 115 

Collaboration - Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Michael McGoldrick, JimMurray

Tunes2005 The Daisy Label 

Collaboration - Frankie Gavin, Rick Epping, Jim Edey

Jiggin' the Blues2008 G2


Title. year. Label. number.
Best of Frankie Gavin 1995  RTE  RTECD 187

Best Albums(*).

Frankie Goes To Town1989
Croch Suas E (Up and Away)1983

(*)Based on critical opinion.

DVDs - Anthology: The Bothy Band, Seamus Ennis, Frankie Gavin, Alex Finn et al.

Come West Along the Road  - Irish Tradition Music (*) 2007RTE
Come West Along the Road  - Irish Tradition Music 2 (**)2009RTE

Videotape (VHS) - by Stephane Grappelli "with special guest Frankie Gavin".

Jigs and Jazz (*) 2001Kultur

Last updated on 03/10/2010