Friday and McCabe collaboration on RTE Radio 1


Patrick McCabe’s play Brady – The Revenant, with original music composed and performed by Gavin Friday, will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, this Sunday at 8pm.

In The Revenant we meet Francie Brady, many years since the events of The Butcher Boy, we meet Francie Brady. Brady now inhabits a form of rarefied space, returning from God’s knows where to the place where he onece ruled the roost, the place where he once committed a heinous crime. But he is a changed person – a shell of what he was, a ghost, a phantom – a Revenant.

Brady is played by Nick Dunning
All Other Parts played by John D. Ruddy
Original Music Composed and Performed by Gavin Friday and Herbie Macken
Sound Supervision by Mark Mc Grath
Directed by Joe O’Byrne

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Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer receive IMRO and ASCAP award


Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer received an Irish Music Rights Organisation and ASCAP award for the ongoing success of their film compositions in the USA in 2013.

“Gavin and Maurice have created some of the most inspiring, moving and memorable soundtracks in Irish film and TV across the last decade that have gone on to touch audiences around the world. Tonight this Award celebrates their creativity and talent,” said Keith Donald, the IMRO Chairman, at a Music In Film & TV Seminar held at IMRO HQ in Dublin.

Gavin Friday is currently working on new material.

Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform sold out concert at The Barbican

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Gavin Friday and Crash Ensemble perform a sold out show at the Barbican’s weekend celebrating Nonesuch Records on May 17.

Entitled “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records”, this curated marathon weekend marks Nonesuch Records 50th anniversary year.

Crash Ensemble will perform two concerts of work from Nonesuch artists, including Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, featuring Gavin Friday.

Saturday 17 May 2014 / 13:00, LSO St Luke’s
Two pioneering ensembles invite you to a feast of minimalist classics and new chamber music.
Crash Ensemble present Philip Glass’s Beckett-inspired Company (1984), John Adams’s Shaker Loops (1978) and Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together—featuring Gavin Friday, former frontman of seminal post-punk band Virgin Prunes and a new arrangement for the group of Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly’s The Only Tune – with Sam Amidon as guest vocalist.
Kronos Quaret will perform One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán) by Donnacha Dennehy, Irish Composer and Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble.

Crash Ensemble
John Adams Shaker Loops
Philip Glass Company
Frederic Rzewski Coming Together (Gavin Friday vocals)
Sam Amidon / Nico Muhly The Only Tune (Sam Amidon vocals)
Louis Andriessen Workers Union

Kronos Quartet
Steve Reich Different Trains
Donnacha Dennehy One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán)

Gavin Friday and Howie B’s unique take on Shakespeare


Gavin Friday has collaborated with Howie B on a song called ‘The Summer’s Flower’. Recorded last summer in Dublin, it is their unique take on a Shakespeare Sonnet. The song is featured on Howie B’s new album ‘Down with the Dawn’, out April 7 on HB Recordings.

Listen to the song on Spotify.

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