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Lou Reed

Lou Reed – March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013

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 the valuable materials used, but also skilled workmanship and creativity. Working together on a common theme of depth and beauty, we aim to showcase a collection that will blow away the public and many misconceived ideas of hand crafted jewellery.

Says Gavin:
“When approached by Tuula to help come up with a ‘Theme’ / ‘Concept’ for the forthcoming Irish Goldsmith Exhibition we spoke of the many possible but the one that rang loudest in my ear was the link between ‘new’ and ‘old’ values that have been forgotten or buried, especially in this post boom recessionary Ireland where its Cultural Identity seems to be walking around like a headless chicken. One could say we very much so ‘threw out the baby with the bath water’.

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 sessions and informal networking for composers, labels, filmmakers, agents, managers and more. Other guests include Chris Watson, one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife & natural phenomena, plus musician, producer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney.

The industry day is part of the wider Sensoria Festival, the UK’s annual festival of music, film and digital which returns to Sheffield for its sixth edition.

Gavin will also be performing at Sensoria as a narrator for one of the festival highlights – the world premiere of Now Will You Listen!, an audio visual performance of short stories created by musician Mick Somerset Ward with Dean and Jarrod of I Monster. He will read “The Reverend’s Daughters” and “Rain Wolves”, illustrated and animated by Kate Anderson with music extemporised by the NWYL Orchestra at The Lantern Theatre Sensoria2013. With Charlie Collins: Drum Kit and Percussion, Dean Honer: Synthesiser and Electronics, Jarrod Goslling: Synthesiser and Accoutrements and Michael Somerset Ward : Organ, Woodwind and Sensula.

Registration for the SensoriaPro industry day is open now. Visit sensoriapro2013.eventbrite.co.uk to sign up.

The full festival programme is available here www.sensoria.org.uk

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 Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond, Jr., as well as Fran Healy of Travis, Bell X1’s Paul Noonan, Gemma Hayes, Boz Scaggs, Jape, Conor & Neil Adams from Cast of Cheers, Butch Walker, James Vincent McMorrow, Heathers, Cathy Davey, Gavin Friday, Ruby Amanfu and Jerry Fish.

100% of ticket sale proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

Tickets (25 euro) are available now from Ticketmaster.ie