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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. For more…

Gavin Friday scores Patrick McCabe’s “Country & Irish”

Starring Stephen Rea and with original music by Gavin Friday, Patrick McCabe’s radio play “Country & Irish” airs this Saturday, at 9.45pm GMT on BBC Radio 3. In the Irish Midlands – where sentiment and psychopathy do an old-time waltz, and no-one gets out of the ballroom alive, Donie ‘Jellybelly’ Burris’s life is in free-fall.…

Lou Reed – ‘The Door’, by Gavin Friday

Transformer was my introduction to Lou Reed — by way of Mr Bowie, of course. I bought the album in late 1972 when I was thirteen years old. I immediately fell in love. It was typical teenage musical love: not understanding everything but knowing everything instinctually. Ziggy had an even ‘weirder’ friend who lived in…

Gavin Friday opens Amárach, an exhibition of high end jewellery

Gavin Friday will be opening Amárach, an exhibition of high end jewellery by Irelands’ most acclaimed goldsmiths in Cork this Thursday (September 19th) at 6.30pm. The opening will be hosted by Tuula Harrington of Designworks Studio. Amárach is an Exhibition of High-end Jewellery by Irish Goldsmiths with a dual sense of value, emphasizing more than…

Gavin Friday to appear at SensoriaPro 2013

Gavin Friday will be a special guest speaker at SensoriaPro. Interviewed by Ian Neil (Sony) Gavin will discuss his compositions for film and media, including In the Name of the Father, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, plus Blood Rising and Anton Corbijn documentaries. The SensoriaPro Industry Day on Friday 27 September features an array of…

Gavin Friday celebrates the music of Bob Dylan

Gavin Friday joins the line up of Dylan Fest, a night to celebrate the music of Bob Dylan, at the Academy in Dublin on August 9th. Hosted by the Cabin Down Below Band, the evening will celebrate the music of Bob Dylan, featuring performers from America, the UK and Ireland, including The Strokes’ guitar duo…

Gavin Friday joins line up of Philip Chevron Testimonial show

Gavin Friday is on the bill of the Philip Chevron Testimonial show at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Saturday, 24th August. Chevron (The Pogues and Radiators from Space guitarist) was treated for cancer in 2007. He has recently announced that the tumour has returned and is now inoperable. His colleagues and friends will be…