Seán Gavin

Flute Player, Uilleann Piper, Instructor

About Seán

 A master of the uilleann pipes, Irish flute, and tin whistle, 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!”

With recordings, lectures, and performances around the globe to his credit, Seán is back in his native Detroit, where he continues to play, teach, and promote traditional Irish music. In May 2022 he will begin a musical pilgrimage across the USA, meeting other musicians and sharing the craic and the tradition in performance and lectures along the way.

Latest News

New Website

New Website

Hello and welcome to Sean's new website! Here, information will be posted about upcoming events like album and book releases, band tour schedules, and other new projects as they come along. In other exciting news, Bua, has a new album coming out called "A Shelter from...

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New Book Available Now!

New Book Available Now!

It's official! The brand new, Tin Whistle Method by Seán Gavin, is now available. After quite a lot of time, and effort, Seán is very pleased to have this hitting shelves at music stores around the world. It's an introduction to the tin whistle and to Irish music. The...

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From Shore to Shore

From Shore to Shore

From Shore to Shore is an exciting new tour series of 'pure drop' traditional Irish Music. Starting in the spring of 2022, Seán Gavin will embark on a musical journey throughout the United States, performing concerts and lectures with some of the finest Irish...

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