Frankie Gavin and "De Danann"… or whoever they are!
I recently went to see what I was told was going to be Frankie Gavin and De Danann in Birr. What I in fact got to see on the night, was a three piece band (that sound absolutely NOTHING like De Danann) with a singer that came on and off the stage. Nothing more nothing less. Where was the accordion player? It was advertised as a De Danann gig and there was no box-player, how can Frankie Gavin continue on calling this band De Danann when it has only one person who was ever in De Danann and no box-player?? I’ve looked on their site and Damien Mullane is advertised to play everywhere, they are selling this show as De Danann and it simply isn’t. IT IS A PHONY SHAM and a rip off!!!! How can he charge paying customers like me top dollar to come in and see a sham show??
Much has been said over the course of the last few years on the authenticity of Frankie’s outfit, I decidied to go and have a look to see what they were like and was seriously let down by the line-up on the stage.. THIS IS NOT DE DANANN!!
I think next time I feel like going to see a De Danann it will most definitely be other one! At least they have 5 members and all of them were at one time actually in De Danann! Eleanor Shanley is an amazing vocalist with a fantastic repertoire of songs, VERY De Danann. The other singer in Frankie’s band simply doesn’t.
I feel ripped off to say the least, I should have asked for my money back but didn’t on the night. I read this site regularly but have never been tempted to actually submit a discussion til now.
There is something wrong with this set-up..
anybody tempted to go and see Frankie Gavin and "De Danann" DON"T.. you will be very very disappointed!