“Banna Strand”, from Gavin Friday’s forthcoming ‘The Casement Sonata’ was published in today’s Irish Times. It is part of a long poetic work in musical form, examining the life, imprisonment and death of Roger Casement. Casement was a British diplomat of Irish extraction, humanitarian activist, Irish nationalist, and poet. read more: http://www.hotpress.com/archive/17217776.html

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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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Gavin Friday has written the foreword for a new book of essays on David Bowie. David Bowie: Critical Perspectives is edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power. The book contains 17 essays about Bowie and is published by Routledge (New York). Buy David Bowie: Critical Perspectives from Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.co.uk

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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…

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Gavin Friday will narrate “Nothing Like the Sun’, a series of Shakespeare Sonnets set to music by the English composer Gavin Bryars at the Adelade Festival in Australia on March 4th. It will be the first time ‘Nothing Like the Sun’ has been performed since 2009 when the two Gavins toured the UK with the piece.…

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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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Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer received an Irish Music Rights Organisation and ASCAP award for the ongoing success of their film compositions in the USA in 2013. “Gavin and Maurice have created some of the most inspiring, moving and memorable soundtracks in Irish film and TV across the last decade that have gone on to…

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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…

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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…

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