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 live in Dublin, where I perform & teach at various music events throughout Ireland, and anywhere aeroplanes are going.
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. There were small trips during college, and then some full time music after. 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 Dublin, where I regularly play and perform. Up to date news will be on my Instagram or Facebook... Also Click over to listen to clips or buy my new CD.