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Gavin Friday on Change The World: Bertolt Brecht Songs & Poems For 2019

In case you missed it…. Gavin Friday speaking on RTÉ Radio 1 on Arena with Kay Sheehy last evening about Bertolt Brecht’s songs and poems which will be reinterpreted and performed at NCH on 14/15 September in ‘Change the World with Ute Lemper , Meow Meow, Blixa Bargeld, Cathal Coughlan, Camille O’Sullivan; Bertolt Brecht Songs and Poems for 2019.

Listen back on the RTE website.


Gavin Friday contributes to Michael O’Shea documentary


No Journey’s End is the story of musician Michael O’Shea, who played an instrument made from a door that he called ‘Mo Chara’. He released one album in 1982. Listen to this documentary, to which Gavin Friday contributed, on Lyric FM’s archives.

It is also available on Soundcloud

Or read the article by documentary maker Paul McDermott.

Photo by Paul McDermott.

Gavin Friday and The Man Seezer perform ‘Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves’ on RTE ‘Nighthawks’ 1988

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Gavin Friday and The Man Seezer perform ‘Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves’ way back on RTE’s Nighthawks, December 7, 1988. The song is the title track from Gavin Friday’s first collaboration with The Man Seezer.  It is an excerpt from Oscar Wilde’s poem ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ set to music composed by the two.

‘Nighthawks’ was a programme that was set in a bar café where the presenter Shay Healy was also the proprietor.  ‘Nighthawks’ was broadcast between 1988 and 1992 and went out three nights a week.

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Via @athenamediaie on Twitter: “Something from the #pantisocracy bottom drawer ( yes @pantibliss we have those) re-discovered footage of the incredible performance by @gavinfriday @GavinFridayNews & @crashensemble ‘s @kateelliscello in Season 1 of the show from Christmas 2016”