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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Pat McCabe (Author of The Butcher Boy, The Dead School, Breakfast on Pluto) writes about his longtime friendship with Gavin Friday. He remembers Dublin in the 80s, collaborating on Emerald Germs of Ireland and Shag Tobacco, and shares his thoughts on the new album, ‘catholic’: We started to spend some time together – a lot…

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On Tuesday April 26th, The Gallery of Photography in Dublin’s Temple Bar will host a unique one-day event by Gavin Friday. Gavin and graphic designer Pete Reddy commissioned one writer and three photographers to work on the presentation of Gavin’s latest album ‘catholic’. On display in this exposition: Requiem for the Fallen – a short…

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Announcing a very special (RED) Nights Event – A Concert Series That Saves Lives Hal Willner presents: An Evening with Gavin Friday and Friends Featuring Laurie Anderson, Antony, Elizabeth Ashley, Bono, Adam Clayton, Andrea Corr, The Edge, Flo & Eddie, Joel Grey, Bill Frisell, Guggi, Scarlett Johannson, Courtney Love, Lydia Lunch, Patrick McCabe, Maria McKee,…

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The Revenant is a play by Patrick McCabe, for which Gavin and Niall ‘Herbie’ Macken wrote the main theme, entitled ‘Dreamland’. The premiere of the play took place at the Arts Festival in Galway on July 16th, 2007. By PATRICK MCCABE Directed by Joe O’Byrne Music by Gavin Friday & Herbie Macken With Peter Trant…

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On February 8, 2001, Gavin performed a set at the Clarence Hotel in Dublin for a Pat McCabe book launch. Our man on the scene reported: “An hour and a half reading by Pat, followed later in the Clarence by a set by Gav that included various folk and parlour songs. Then a duet with…

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Gavin Friday and Herbie Macken have composed the music for the new Patrick McCabe play entitled ‘The Revenant’. The play’s main theme is entitled ‘Dreamland’. ‘The Revenant’ is set to open for the first time as part of the Galway Arts Festival on July 16th, 2007. This will be the first public airing of an…

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Peter Murphy talks to author Pat McCabe in Hot Press magazine and asks: ‘How was it revisiting Breakfast On Pluto ten years after?’ “Like anything we’ve ever done, Neil does most of the architecture, he’s made so many movies, he knows instinctively what you shoot and what will work. I wouldn’t change a word of…

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