Category Archives: Concert

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 Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 2006. It features Gavin Friday as the narrator and performer of his own setting of Sonnet 40.

Tickets for the Leeds and Prague shows are available now:

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…

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, Kate Ellis and Kaleidoscope: A Night of Music

Gavin Friday teams up with Kate Ellis and Kaleidoscope for a special recording of the RTE radio show ‘Arts Tonight‘ with a live studio audience. The recording will take place at 8pm on Thursday 29 November in the RTÉ Radio Centre and will last about an hour. There’ll be music by Linda Buckley, Astor Piazzolla,…