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Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn
Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn
Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn
Title: Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 11/23/1994
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351340924, 669910071151

CD Reviews

Amazing Vintage Irish Traditional Music Duet
Michael | Placerville, CA USA | 09/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Frankie Gavin and Alec Fin provide a vintage 1977 duet of Irish fiddle and bouzouki (large octave mandolin) that has withstood the test of time. Frankie and Alec are founding members of the group De Danann, a group that only recently retired after over 30 years of great music. Frankie is a legendary fiddle player known for his fast and fluid style. Alec is playing counterpoint and double lead bouzouki in complete synch. This could be called the typical old pub style back when it was rare to find more than two or three musicians playing together. The happiness of the music is overpowering and immediately stimulates toe tapping if not Irish style dancing. This CD is a little known gem of an album. I can only wish that Johnny McDonagh, a phenomenal pioneer of the Irish drum that played with De Danann when it first started had joined them with an equally strong mix of percussion. If you are collector of fine Celtic music of historic importance, this is a "must have" album. The same is true if you can appreciate some of the very best Irish fiddle and bouzouki ever caught on CD. This album is truly remarkable and includes one tinwhistle solo with Frankie as fast and fluid as the very best players."