Firelight Trio is an instrumental trio, celebrating many years of friendship and jamming, of Phil Alexander on accordion and piano, Gavin Marwick on fiddle and Ruth Morris on nyckelharpa. They rehearsed up over the pandemic and have since gone on to receive great reviews both for their live shows and their recording.
Quarterdays is a series of four EPs of original musical pieces by Gav recorded as a musical response to the lore and cultural history of the old Scots Quarter Days. Each EP was recorded as a duo and with a different musical partner for each one, to give each of these mini-albums their own colour and character.
Candlemas with Aaron Jones (cittern),
Whitsun with Wendy Stewart (harp),
Lammas with Ruth Morris (nyckelharpa),
Martinmas with Phil Alexander (accordion/ piano)
Originally the title of Gav’s record label, he also used it for his 2008 New Voices commission for Celtic Connections, and from there Journeyman has become a kind of catch-all umbrella term to cover the promotion and performance of his tune writing and composing. As a live show it has had different forms between three and thirteen musicians, and is very much a Gavin Marwick and Friends kind of a thing.