Neil Jordan on the music used in Breakfast on Pluto – the movie based on Pat McCabe’s book: ‘In a way, Patrick saw the whole world through songs, didn’t he?’ says Neil Jordan, who chose the soundtrack selections. ‘He kind of believed in the naïve sugary hopefulness of the lyrics of pop songs. So I…

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The radio plays Emerald Germs of Ireland by Pat McCabe, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer are going to be repeated on RTE radio 1 at 7pm on Thursday starting 7th Sept, 2000.

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Nine radio plays adapted from the Patrick McCabe book of the same name were aired on Ireland’s RTE radio 1 in July 2000. The music was devised and arranged by Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer. The Turfman From Ardee Whisky On A Sunday Old Flames South Of The Border The Garden Where The Praties Grow…

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Gavin and Maurice are currently working on the score for 9 radioplays written by Patrick McCabe. The plays will be aired on RTE radio later this year.

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‘Emerald Germs’, the project with Pat McCabe involving 6 radioplays for which Gavin and Maurice will write the score is set to go ahead next year. Gavin will be appearing at the Harry Smith night in New York tonight and tomorrow. More information at the Harry Smith archives.

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Gavin and Maurice will perform Freddie Mercury’s ‘These are the days of our lives’ at the AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service in Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday 23rd May. Gavin will be the first celebrity for RTE radio’s new classic FM station ‘Lyric FM’. Each week a celebrity rings and answering machine (pretending it’s a…

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Gavin, Maurice and writer Pat McCabe are collaborating on a collection of surreal Irish tales: a series of McCabe’s stories set to music. McCabe in a recent Hot Press interview: “It’s called Emerald Germs. The boys are doing the music for it, and we’re hopefully gonna do it with RTE radio, and maybe a CD…

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Irish author Pat McCabe’s new novel ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ is dedicated to Gavin and his wife – “do Fionán agus R.” The book draws heavily upon the vibe set by the album Shag Tobacco, and the songs Mr Pussy and Dolls. Director Neil Jordan has already bought the rights to the book for a film.…

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