Frankie McGuires mastery of percussion has allowed him to transgress genres and styles. He creates rhythm with an inherent feel and sympathy for the music. Playing since he was old enough to hold onto an instrument, his father and grandfather who both played traditional music inspired Frankie and helped to create his passion for playing. He played in pipe bands and later fell into traditional music himself.
He is a fine vocalist and penny whistle player and adds his own style of unique percussion to music. He has gained a reputation as a world class performer and is held in high regard by fellow musicians. His performance of the late Dave Carter's song 'When I go' earned him standing ovations in the States from audiences that included Dave's own friend, the world's foremost Autoharpist, Bryan Bowers
, with whom he subsequently went on to play concerts.
Famous for his outstanding melodic bodhrán playing...
In 2010 his percussion skills attracted the attention of the legendary Catalonian composer and classical musician Jordi Savall.
Recording the album CELTIC VIOL VOL 2
which later win several awards including one of the highest honours for music, The Premio De la Musica.
Frankie continues to perform periodically with Jordi Savall (UNESCO Artist for Peace
) playing to tens of thousands of people in Europe, Asia & the States.