Stockton’s Wing & Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
Stockton’s Wing & Frankie Gavin & De Dannan team up for this very special night in St. Patricks Cathedral on the 23rd of January for the Temple Bar TradFest 2014.
Stockton’s Wing formed in 1977 in Ennis Co.Clare taking their name from a Bruce Springsteen song “backstreets”. The band signed to Tara records and released two critically acclaimed albums, Stocktons Wing and Take a Chance. originally a five piece until they released their first hit “Beautiful Affair “, from the ground breaking album ” Light in the western sky” in 1982.was voted in the top 75 irish songs in the history of RTE radio.The album , produced by PJ Curtis , also featured Australian Steve Cooney on bass guitar and didgeridoo. The success of the album brought the band to an international audience and they toured extensively throughout the eighties and early nineties.
Maurice Lennon ( fiddle and viola) Paul Roche (whistles and flute) Tommy Hayes ( Bodhran and percussion) and Mike Hanrahan ( guitar and vocals) and Enda Schahill on banjo and mandolin will perform at the Temple bar Trad Fest in 2014.
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
For many years ‘De Dannan’ were the forerunners in the Irish traditional music world but after 33 years, 14 albums and a number of changes in the line up, the group disbanded in 2003. In August 2009, Frankie Gavin unleashed a new ‘De Dannan’ line up which in his own words “reflects a ‘De Dannan’ of the 21st century”.
Michelle Lally described as one with the voice of an angel. Barry Brady on accordion is such a stylized performer, double Bass player Paul O’ Drisceoil, who has performed with Riverdance, Colm O’ Caoimh on Guitar is the youngest member and can be described as unique. Unique in the sense that his understanding of musical accompaniment makes him special when it comes to accompanying Irish Music and Song.
Colm, like Paul, Barry and Michelle, are at the highest performance level yet seen in Irish Music, and only what one has grown to expect from Frankie Gavin & De Dannan over the years.