Australian satirical TV show Mad as Hell wrapped up its season finale with ‘You, Me and World War Three’ by Gavin Friday.
There was less than a mile between the two churches, but in nineteen-sixties Ireland a mile was a long way. The “Prods” at that time had the better tunes, and the Catholics had the better stage gear. My mate Gavin Friday used to say that Roman Catholicism was the glam rock of religion, with its candles and psychedelic colors, its smoke bombs of incense, and the ringing of the little bell. The Prods were better at the bigger bells, Gavin would say, “because they can afford them!”Bono – extract from Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.
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Watch Gavin performing “Fatal Flower Garden” in this documentary starring Roddy Doyle, Frank McCourt, Gavin Friday. Directed by Shimmy Marcus.
Gavin Friday and Cathal Coughlan were on the Tom Dunne Show on Wednesday (September 11) to talk about their upcoming appearance on the “Change the World” Bertold Brecht shows.
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Gavin Friday talks to Dave Fanning about the specially curated concert of Bertolt Brecht songs and poems. Called “Change The World, these concerts take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of September at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.