Buffalo Comhaltas and the Shannon Pub are proud to present NicGaviskey ~ the trans-Atlantic musical quartet of Sean Gavin on flute; Bernadette Nic Gabhann on fiddle; Caitlín Nic Gabhann on concertina; Sean McComiskey on accordion ~ performing traditional Irish music from Ireland and America, on Thursday 26 July 2012 at 8pm in the Shannon Pub 2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda, New York. This is a free concert. www.nicgaviskey.com
The ladies from Co. Meath met the Detroit & Baltimore gents at the Catskills Irish Arts week in upstate New York in the summer of 2009. Their coming together in a spontaneous early morning séisiún created a rhythm and feel to the music that was infectious not only to themselves, but to all those listening.
The ladies are daughters of respected Mullahoran fiddle player Antóin MacGabhann. Caitlín is three times All-Ireland concertina champion, a regular performer on Irish National Radio, and has performed at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to Asia. Also an accomplished dancer, Caitlin has toured with many Irish dance shows, including Riverdance. Bernadette competed successfully at Fleadhanna Cheoil through the years, and has spent the past decade performing and touring North America, Canada, Korea, Taiwan and Japan with Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance and other solo ventures.
Sean McComiskey is among the most innovative young performers on the button accordion. Son of North America’s veteran accordion player Billy McComiskey, Sean’s own unique harmonic style has earned him a spot in the pantheon of Irish accordionists far beyond his native Baltimore.
Sean Gavin’s style on the flute reflects his lifelong immersion in, devotion to, and love for traditional Irish music. This was no doubt encouraged by his Clare born, fiddle playing father, Mick Gavin.