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Thu, May 30



Seán & Michael Gavin (Irish music)

Master uilleann piper and flute player, Seán Gavin, is one of the most highly regarded Irish musicians of his generation. Michael Gavin is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, and member of Blackthorn. Some of the greatest Irish music players in the country! More info and tickets at the link!

Seán & Michael Gavin (Irish music)
Seán & Michael Gavin (Irish music)

Time & Location

May 30, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Lansing, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA

About The Event

8PM show, 7:30 doors

* BYOB from Sleepwalker, next-door to The Robin

Seán & Michael Gavin are some of the greatest Irish music players in the country. Here's your chance to see them live in Lansing!

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, 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. With recordings, lectures, and performances around the globe to his credit, Seán is back in his native Detroit, playing, teaching, and promoting traditional Irish music. 

Michael Gavin has been playing and teaching Irish music for over 30 years. He grew up in an environment rich in traditional music where he learned from his father, Co. Clare fiddler Mick Gavin. A member of popular Detroit-based band Blackthorn, Michael has regularly shared the stage with such greats as Liz Carroll, Kevin Burke, and Ashley MacIsaac. He is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, with a mastery of guitar, fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, and vocals. No stranger to the art of teaching, Michael is also a professor of philosophy, with degrees from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. His pupils, both musical and otherwise, have gone on to great achievements throughout the USA, Ireland, and beyond.

Video - The Gavin Family at The Ark 

Video - Séan Gavin + James Kelly:

Video - Buo feat. Séan Gavin:


  • General admission

    Thanks for supporting great music at The Robin! This ticket costs $20, plus a $1 charge for online credit card processing. No weird "service fees" or hidden charges. The Robin prides itself on paying artists a fair wage, and you can rest assured that the majority of your ticket purchase will go directly to the talented, working artists on stage at this show.




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