Gavin Friday on Yeats

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Wednesday 30 June at 8.00pm

Gavin Friday is a prolific vocalist, artist and composer. Born in Dublin, Ireland’s most avant-garde chanteur founded the legendary Virgin Prunes in 1977. The band’s uncompromising body of work ensured a dedicated fan base in Ireland, the U.K. and mainland Europe in particular.

His film work includes the songs written with Bono for In the Name of the Father and film scores for The Boxer, Disco Pigs and In America. A consummate live performer, Friday mesmerises his audiences, slipping into the many different characters that inhabit his songs. In 2001, he created Ich Liebe Dich, a twisted and seductive musical theatre tribute to the German composer Kurt Weill and in 2002 Friday and Maurice Seezer tackled Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, recording their own arrangement of the children’s classic with their ensemble. The acclaimed director Neil Jordan cast Gavin in the 2005 movie Breakfast on Pluto. He has participated in the Shakespeare Sonnet Project, jointly commissioned by Opera North Projects and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Curated by the English composer Gavin Bryars, Gavin performed his take on Sonnet 40 live and narrated the eight sonnets that make up Bryars’ 40-minute composition Nothing Like the Sun. Gavin Friday and his writing partner Herb Macken composed the music and main theme Dreamland for Patrick McCabe’s play The Revenant and also teamed up with members’s of Ireland’s Crash Ensemble to narrate composer Ian Wilson’s Handsomest Drowned Manin the World in Dublin and Brighton. He is currently working on his fourth solo album.

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