Tickets for our main concert act in this year’s Kilfenora Music Festival are available from the Post Office and Linnane’s Pub in Kilfenora, or on-line using the link below.
Frankie Gavin’s De Dannan will be appearing in Kilfenora Hall at 8.00 sharp on Saturday 25 April 2015 (€15). Details of the band’s line-up are provided on this page.
We will keep your ticket(s) safe for you to collect on the night. Note – you can pay by card, you don’t have to have a PayPal account.
The band, which is in sparkling form, currently comprises Frankie Gavin on fiddle, Michelle Lally on vocals, Barry Brady on accordion, Colm O’Caoimh on guitar, and Paul O’Driscoll on double-bass. They will be joined in Kilfenora by dancer Peter Vickers.
Frankie, from Co Galway, is arguably Ireland’s most gifted traditional fiddle player, and a winner of All-Irelands on both flute and fiddle. He was a member of the original band, founded in 1975.
Michelle (vcls) , also from Co Galway, has collaborated with Frankie over many years, including his “Hibernian Rhapsody” project with Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The famous songwriter Jimmy McCarthy commented “A voice that lingers in the mind’s ear, when the enchanted listening is done.”
Barry (accordion), born in Mullingar but raised in Roscommon, includes Morga and the Swallows Tail Céilí Band on his musical CV. He visited Kilfenora in 2013 as part of Ann Kirrane’s stellar band.
Colm (gtr) hails from Kilkenny , is a founder member of the up-and-coming band Caladh Nua, and was previously in a trio with Mick McAuley and Winnie Horan from the top US group Solas.
Paul, one of Ireland’s top bassists, has been a frequent visitor to Kilfenora over the years. He is a veteran of many bands, and of both pub and recording sessions. He was the bass player on the Kilfenora Céilí Band CD “Set on Stone”.
Peter Vickers is an experienced Irish dancer, who starred in ‘Lord of the Dance’. (Picture courtesy of Chris Plentus.)