We are sad to learn of the passing of Ken Thomas, the legendary record producer who worked with David Bowie, Queen, Public Image, The Cocteau Twins, Sigur Rós and M83. Ken produced Gavin Friday’s album ‘catholic’ in 2011. Our thoughts are with his family. Gavin: “Ken Thomas was an extraordinary man. Such a talent, a…

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Gavin Friday and Howie B have recorded the song “Death on All Fronts (America is Falling)” for the Allen Ginsberg Tribute album The Fall of America, A 50th Anniversary Musical Tribute. A benefit for HeadCount.Org, the album is dedicated to Hal Willner. Musically Interpreting poems from Ginsberg’s The Fall of America: Poems of these States…

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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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AngelHeaded Hipster, the Hal Willner produced tribute album to the songs of Marc Bolan & T Rex, will be released on September 4th.  The double album features Gavin Friday on two songs: “The Leopards” “She was Born to be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan” – with Maria McKee

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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, Ute Lemper, Blixa Bargeld, Meow Meow, Camille O’Sullivan perform the songs and poems of Bertolt Brecht in NCH’s Perspectives: CHANGE THE WORLD series. “Bertolt Brecht Songs And Poems For 2019”, a re-imagining of Bertolt Brecht’s work will take place at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019. Tickets…

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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 has collaborated with British poet Jeremy Reed and Bauhaus’s David J on a the title track of Jeremy Reed & the Ginger Light’s upcoming album “Excess & Ruin”. The new 15 track CD album from Jeremy Reed & the Ginger Light is now available to pre-order. The release date is April 4, 2019.…

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