Category Archives: Concert

Gavin Friday, Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld, Meow Meow, Camille O’Sullivan perform Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems in Dublin this Autumn

GAVIN FRIDAY, Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld, Meow Meow, Camille O’Sullivan perform the songs and poems of Bertolt Brecht in NCH’s Perspectives: CHANGE THE WORLD series. “Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems For 2019”, a re-imagining of Bertolt Brecht’s work will take place at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019. Tickets go on sale Monday 1st of July at 10AM.

Social and economic turbulence, hedonism, cultural creativity, democracy under threat… Brecht’s songs with Weill, Eisler, Dessau and his poems are set alight in this new one-off concert as part of NCH’s Perspectives series. Perspectives sees leading international and Irish artists explore contemporary and innovative expressions of music. 

In 2001, Gavin Friday – who has a life long interest in Brecht’s work – created the Kurt Weill tribute “Ich Liebe Dich”, juxtaposing 1920s/30s Berlin and 1940s Broadway in a sell-out run at the Dublin Theatre Festival. Five years later he explored German culture in the two-night tribute “Tomorrow Belongs To Me” performed at Dublin’s Liberty Hall. 


Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems For 2019
Musical Director Terry Edwards
Produced by Gary Sheehan

Atonalist featuring Gavin Friday live in Paris

Gavin Friday will be joining French band Atonalist (Renaud-Gabriel Pion and Arnaud Fournier) for a unique concert at Petit Bain, Paris on September 22. Atonalist released their debut album Atonalism, featuring Gavin Friday on 5 songs, back in CD: Atonalist featuring Gavin Friday. Time table: 20h30 OPEN 21h00 Machinalis Tarantulae 22h30 Atonalist feat Gavin Friday…

Bryars and Friday reprise Nothing Like the Sun in Leeds and Prague

Don’t miss your chance to see and hear Gavin Friday narrate the Shakespeare Sonnets with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble. This October, two shows will take place in Leeds (UK) and Prague (Czech Republic) “Nothing Like the Sun”, the Shakespeare’s Sonnets set to music by composer Gavin Bryars, was commissioned by Opera North and the Royal…

Gavin Friday stars in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’ rock opera Tommy

Gavin Friday will play various roles among which Uncle Ernie and the Acid Queen in Hal Willner and Eric Mingus’s re-interpretation of the rock opera Tommy exclusively at the Adelaide Festival in Australia, this coming February. The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy launched the band to international superstardom and inspired re-interpretations in film, opera, a…

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

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…

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…

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…