Listeners in North America can tune into U2 X-Radio this Friday, August 14th for the premiere of Gavin Friday’s new monthly radio show. The show, called “Gavin Friday presents” will kick off with A Tribute to Hal Willner, the great American music producer who passed away in April this year. Hal Willner was a friend…

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Emerald Germs, the nine radio plays adapted from Patrick McCabe’s book, for which Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer composed the music, is 20 years old this month. To celebrate, RTE 1 radio will repeat the plays starting today, Wednesday July 8th, at 10.30 pm GMT. (Listen here) Featuring a high profile cast including Niall Toibin,…

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Gavin Friday will join John Kelly on Lyric FM’s Mystery Train’s special Sunday service this week, October 6. Gavin’ll be picking all the records, his varied influences plus a look back over his own musical career. Tune into RTE LyricFM – Sunday October 6, 7-9 pm

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Gavin Friday will be talking about Picasso’s painting “La Vie” on RTE’s art show “Arena” this coming Monday (June 3) on Radio 1, from 8-9pm. The theme of the show is “Blue”. He will also be reciting “A Blue Diamond Pill”, a poem by Jeremy Reeds and a teaser for a future release. Listen back…

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Gavin Friday is among the many artists who join Paul Brady on his new album The Vicar Street Sessions, presenting highlights of Brady’s 23-gig run at the Dublin venue 14 years ago. The album also features Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, Ronan Keating, Mark Knopfler and Bonnie Raitt. The Vicar Street Sessions: Volume 1 will be…

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Patrick McCabe’s play Brady – The Revenant, with original music composed and performed by Gavin Friday, will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, this Sunday at 8pm. In The Revenant we meet Francie Brady, many years since the events of The Butcher Boy, we meet Francie Brady. Brady now inhabits a form of rarefied space, returning from…

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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.…

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