Seán Gavin

Master uilleann piper and flute player, Seán Gavin, is one of the most highly regarded Irish musicians of his generation. He is the first and only musician born outside Ireland to win the prestigious Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal.  His most recent recording, Music from the Lost Continent, with fiddler Jesse Smith, accompanist John Blake, and bodhran player Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh, was hailed by The Irish Echo as “traditional music at its best!”

Seán tours regularly with the groups Bua and Téada, both of which have gleaned top praise from Irish music critics.  Seán was Musical Director for the PBS program “I Am Ireland”, and for the long running Atlantic Steps. He has lectured on traditional music at the University of Chicago, St. Andrew’s in Scotland, Western Michigan University, and others..

FROM SHORE TO SHORE   Seán Gavin is very excited to start a new project, “From Shore to Shore.” He will embark on a musical journey through the United States, playing concerts, giving talks, and having conversations with musicians all over the country. His aim is to talk to other people involved in preserving traditional music, some well-known, some not, and bring their stories and tunes to a wider audience, through social media. During these tours, he will play concerts (often alongside these conversation partners,) meet new people, and enjoy the countryside along the way.  He looks forward to seeing you on his journey, “From Shore to Shore!”

GIGS 2022

Seán Gavin solo
Aug 25, Lakewood OH, Plank Road Tavern,
Aug 28, Frostburg MD, Moutain City Traditional Arts,   or

Seán Gavin brings a subtle beauty to his fluting, piping, and whistling… Devon Leger / Driftwood