Category Archives: Charity

Gavin Friday to perform with Aslan on A Night For Christy

Gavin Friday is one of the artists set to join the band Aslan on stage at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin this Friday, June 21st, in a show of support for Aslan’s lead vocalist Christy Dignam who is battling cancer. Tickets for ‘A Night for Christy‘ are completely sold out. All funds raised will be donated to Christy to assist him in paying his medical costs.

AER TV will stream the event live on the internet. Venues in Dubai, Germany, Czech Republic, Australia, Canada, the UK and across Ireland will be carrying the show live. A confirmed list of venues can be found on www.aslan.ie The live show starts 8.30pm GMT.

Other artists on the bill are Bressie, Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas), members of Horslips, Ryan Sheridan, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan, Mary Black, Don Mescall, Tom Dunne (Something Happens), Jerry Fish, Steve Wall (The Stunning), Gavin Friday, Mark Feehily, Paul Walsh (Royseven), The Riptide Movement, Jedward, Gavin James and Kiera Dignam. U2 will take part from a studio in New York. MC for the night will be the artist Guggi.

Watch the event live here.

Gavin Friday and Republic of Loose play Inspirations Gig

Gavin Friday will team up with Republic of Loose for the fifth Barretstown Inspirations gig which will take place on Thursday April 11, 2013, 7.30pm at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Other acts on the bill include The Coronas, Lisa Hannigan, The Strypes, The Walls, The Frank & Walters and Maud in Cahoots. Tickets priced…

Gavin Friday’s entry for the Big Egg Hunt 2013

The Big Egg Hunt 2013 is interactive public art display of 100 uniquely crafted eggs designed by Irish artists and celebrities. The eggs are placed in key locations in Dublin from the 12th February to the 15th March after which they will be brought to one central location and displayed for one week. All eggs…

Achtung Baby Covers Album to Benefit Concern’s Famine Work

(Ǎhk-to͝ong Bāy-Bi) Covered, The Achtung Baby Covers Album featuring Gavin Friday doing U2’s The Fly is now available for download worldwide* on iTunes. All proceeds will benefit Concern Worldwide’s work in famine-stricken areas of East Africa. The album was was conceived for Q Magazine to mark their 25th Anniversary issue and coincides with the 20th…

After Schools Education Project

From Ireland Evening Herald, April 2003 FROM LA TO INNER CITY : Band’s stunner teaches tin whistle to kids ANDREA CORR’S THE QUEEN OF SHERRIFF ST. Andrea Corr has been shunning the high life of late to give inner-city kids music lessons, the Diary can reveal. The Corrs singer has been accompanying her friend singer…

Gavin Friday and Philip Treacy’s design hat for Pagan Fun Wear

In 1995, ‘Pagan Fun Wear’ was organised as a fund-raising event for War Child, as a continuation of the 1994 ‘Little Pieces by big Stars’ art show and auction. It was, according to Brian Eno (in his diary, ‘A Year with swollen appendices’): “a Bacchanalian feast, a fashion show, an auction and an art event.”…

Irish all stars record The Ballad of Ronnie Drew

Gavin has contributed to a charity single, “The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” in honour of The Dubliner’s singer Ronnie Drew. The proceeds will benefit the Irish Cancer Society at Ronnie Drew’s request. The track will be available in Ireland only as a download on Friday, February 22 and week later on CD. The song was…

Stay Awake 20th anniversary Gala Benefit

Hal Willner‘s Stay Awake 20th anniversary Gala Benefit in New York has added Gavin Friday to its line up. The event during which a large cast of musicians will be performing Disney songs will take place at St Ann’s at Dumbo, on April 2nd. Please note, tickets are between $300-1000, available from St Ann’s website.

2007 Lunchbox Auction

For the 2007 Lunchbox Auction, 100+ iconic celebrities from the entertainment, fashion, art, music, literary and culinary worlds remind us that food matters by creating personalized lunchbox art for online auction. The auction, which goes live on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 12 a.m. EST, will benefit two hunger-relief organizations: Food Bank For New York…