The first Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week for the New Year 2014 is from Gavin Marwick and his new album ‘The Long Road and the Far Horizons’.
Ross Macfadyen chats to Gavin about his new album and his music.
Gavin plays Celtic Connections with Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman Spectacular and Caladh Nua on Saturday 18 January at St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow at 7.30pm.
Gavin Marwick is a fiddle player and composer from Edinburgh. As a performer he has played at hundreds of festivals, concerts, theatres and dances across the UK, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Bands he plays with or has played and recorded with include Journeyman, focusing on his original material; Iron Horse; Cantrip; Burach; a successful fiddle duo with Jonny Hardie which released the albums Up in the Air and The Blue Lamp; Ceilidh Minogue; The Roundhouse Ceilidh Band (formerly The Marwicks and previously The Amazing Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band); the Yiddish Song Project and of course, Bellevue Rendezvous.
As a session musician he has performed and recorded with The Unusual Suspects, Session A9, Wolfstone, Arz Nevez (BRZ), Malinky, Leo McCann, Old Blind Dogs, Annie Grace Band, Jimi Shandrix Experience, Stevie Lawrence, RSNO and Sogdiana (UZB) amongst others.
He is a prolific and enthusiastic composer of tunes and has been greatly inspired by musicians and cultures he has met on his travels. As well as recording some of these tunes with his own projects, some of them have been recorded by other musicians like Marie Fielding, Old Blind Dogs, Dochas, Liz Docherty and Give Way.
Album of the Week, Saturday 11 January 2014 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 13 January 6.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.