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AWIL 144 - James Patrick Gavin

 Charismatic music maestro James Patrick Gavin on this A World in London! Click:  

James Gavin and Tad Sargent share much common ground, from Irish roots to Islington’s Holloway Road, and previous appearances on AWIL, but most of all, their outstanding musicianship. It was pure joy to watch James Gavin’s finessed fiddle-playing working in tandem with Tad Sargent’s brilliant bouzouki-guitar in the studio! James has now embarked on his first solo adventure, producing a fantastic CD called Chewing the Fat which is scheduled for release on January 26th. It’s a concept album, centred around the life & times of his grandmother, Philomena, who lives on a remote Irish mountain and has plenty to say. Tracks on Chewing the Fat are equally conversational, taking unexpected twists and turns through weeping violin and furiously fast Irish reels. Our conversation during this AWIL was also unpredictable, covering debates about Folk music from across the British isles to the worrying loss of yet more grassroots music venues in London. ‘Tradition is tending the flame, not worshiping the ashes’(Gustav Mahler) - make your way over to James Patrick Gavin’s album launch at the Union Chapel on February 5th!

ARTIST                                                 TRACK                COUNTRY

Joji Hirota & London Taiko Drummers  Hiten Ryu II         Japan/UK

James Patrick Gavin First Born                                            UK/Ireland

‘                       ‘           The Lark in the Clear Air                  ‘           ‘

‘                       ‘           Mena’s Teapot                                   ‘           ‘

‘                       ‘           Standing Stone                                   ‘           ‘

15/11/17 – AWIL at Res 144  Online:  Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling. Also this week Mary Ann Kennedy at SOAS Radio: Next week Latchepen at SOAS & Maya Youssef at Resonance!  #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 4pm SOAS Radio