Hi there, I'm Bernadette Nic Gabhann. I come from a musical family in County Meath, in the east of Ireland. I learned to play at home from my Dad, Antóin Mac Gabhann. I now perform & teach at music events worldwide.
I grew up with a great bunch of musicians in Co. Meath. We played mostly Reels & Jigs, with a few Hornpipes, Barndances & O'Carolan Marches. I participated in many Fleadhanna Cheoil in my youth ; solo, duet, Grupaí Cheoil & Céilí Band.
I then started travelling the world playing fiddle & promoting Irish Arts. I toured as Fiddle player with Troupe 2 of ‘Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance’. We toured through many US towns, and also to Alaska & South Korea. I also performed with Gaelforce Dance, which toured Eastern Europe and Taiwan, and I spent a summer in Busch Gardens, Virginia with Irish Thunder. I lived in Nashville for a little while then , before moving back to Ireland.
In recent years, I recorded & performed with my friends in NicGaviskey. This group formed after a great nights music at The Catskills Irish Arts Weeks in East Durham, upstate New York.
I have met & made great friends through my years in the music & when in St Louis in the summer of 2016, I sat down with my friend Eileen Gannon & played a few reels. That was the start of this CD. Eileen is a great harpist & accompanies me on all tracks on this CD.
I now live in Ireland, where COVID19 is making us all appreciate our music in new & novel ways. I teach lessons online, Please email me, or all Up to date news will be on my Instagram, Facebook, YouTube... Also Click over to listen to clips or buy my new CD.