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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Gavin Friday will be talking to Barry Egan on Radio Nova 100FM’s ‘In Conversation’ this Sunday (September 12th) from 6pm to 8pm GMT. Highlight of the 2-hour interview was Gavin’s recital of his classic song ‘Apologia’ at Egan’s request.

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Tune in to BBC Radio 2 tonight to hear Gavin talk about Jacques Brel in Marc Almond’s three part documentary ‘Behind the Brel: The Story of a Musical Genius‘ in which Almond delivers a personal exploration of the life and works of the Belgian singer. Other contributors include Rod McKuen, who made If You Go…

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RTE 2FM DJ Dave Fanning rang Gavin during his show devoted to ‘celebrity auctions’ on Wednesday. We caught the tail end of the interview, just after Gavin announced the Peter and the Wolf box set has already made 2 million Euro for the Irish Hospice. Listen to part of the interview (Windows Media) .

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Gavin Friday will be chatting with senator David Norris on Newstalk this weekend. Norris is a writer, historian, traveller and raconteur and one of Ireland’s most colourful characters, so he’s a good match for the equally eclectic Friday. Join Gavin and David on Ireland’s Newstalk this Sunday at 9am (GMT). The broadcast will be available…

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‘From Bach to Eno, from Miles to Morricone’ and all points in between… that certainly includes Gavin Friday. He’ll be meeting his old friend John Kelly on The JK Ensemble on Lyric FM between 2.30 and 4.30pm, Monday, July 16th . Update: Archived show available until July 22nd. 2007.

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There’s more Friday on RTE next week: Gavin will be interviewed about his working relationship with author Pat McCabe on RTÉ Radio 1’s late night arts and culture show ‘The 11th Hour‘. You can now listen to this interview in the 11th Hour archive.

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Roisin Ingle will be talking to Gavin on Weekend Blend, Newstalk (Ireland) this Saturday morning between 11 and 12 am. You can listen to Newstalk on 106-108 FM in Ireland, or live online. A podcast of the show (iTunes feed) should become available at a later date.

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