Welcome to the site. Here you can find information, news and updates about GAVIN MARWICK and the various musical projects he’s involved in; a gig diary for shows and events; some of the tunes he’s written; information about recordings; a shop for music and CDs - there’ll be something here to catch your attention or answer a query. For more information/bookings etc please get in touch, and we’ll see you somewhere there’s a tune happening.
Gavin Marwick is a fiddle player and composer. He has performed at concerts, theatres, festivals and dances all around the world in numerous bands including Bellevue Rendezvous, Journeyman (a project to perform his own tunes), Iron Horse, the Unusual Suspects and Ceilidh Minogue. Commissions include works for the BBC, SkyArts, the Traverse Theatre and Dogstar (The Tailor of Inverness).
Gavin Marwick's Journeyman Spectacular was on the shortlist for Live Act of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2014, and Gavin was on the shortlist as Composer of the Year. Live dates for 2015 further down the page.
"astonishing creativity" Folk Radio UK (The Long Road and The Far Horizons)
“Any band that has Gavin Marwick has got to be good, and it is!” – Green Man Review (Cantrip’s Silver)
“beautiful and exhilarating music” - Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman (Journeyman at Celtic Connections)
“Superbly expressive fiddler” – Debbie Koritsas, Songlines (Bellevue Rendezvous’ Tangents)
JOURNEYMAN SPECTACULAR LIVE DATES:
March 28th - Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
April 16th - Lyth Arts Centre, Wick
April 17th - Birnam Arts Centre
April 18th - Glasgow, St Andrews In the Square
May 3rd - Fiddles on Fire, The Sage, Gateshead
May 24th - Castle Douglas Town Hall (part of Spring Fling)
May 30th - Stirling Tolbooth
August 8th - Wickham Festival, Hampshire
More dates to follow, watch this space!
Photograph of the Journeyman Spectacular © Steve Niblock
'It was very aptly named as "Spectacular", it most certainly was... you are guaranteed a phenomenal experience'. Celtic Music Radio
'18th January 2014, Saturday night down in Glasgow's old St Andrews Square, a magical musical journey delighted a sold out Celtic Connections Festival audience. It was created by a band in full flight, orchestrated and conducted by a musician at the peak of his talent and power; Gavin Marwick, fiddler extraordinaire. Jaw dropping...highly recommended.' scotsmusic.com
Gavin's double album 'THE LONG ROAD AND THE FAR HORIZONS' is available here. Launched at Celtic Connections 2014 to a sold out crowd and a standing ovation, it contains over 2 hours of original tunes with a 13 piece band!
Click on the Paypal button below to buy 'The Long Road and the Far Horizons for £15, and £2 postage. You can pay by debit card if you don't have a Paypal account, just click on the same button:
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OTHER ALBUMS AVAILABLE ON THE INDEPENDENTLY RUN JOURNEYMAN LABEL:
“MOONSHINE” (Up In The Air) JYM003: Jonny Hardie, Gavin Marwick and Davy Cattanach’s first recording together since their much loved original Up In The Air album.
Here's a track from 'Moonshine':
“SALAMANDER” (Bellevue Rendezvous) JYM002: “Elemental, mesmeric, extraordinarily beautiful. The second CD from this string trio is an absolute triumph. Salamander is truly fabulous, cathartic and invigorating: very highly recommended and already likely to be in my 2010 top ten.” Alex Monaghan
“TANGENTS” (Bellevue Rendezvous) JYM001: Debut recording of Gavin Marwick (fiddle), Ruth Morris (nyckelharpa) and Cameron Robson (bouzouki) as European tunesters Bellevue Rendezvous. “An ocean of lyricism” Songlines