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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/ has played/ 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 MARWICKS (formerly The Amazing Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band); WHIRLIGIG; the YIDDISH SONG PROJECT; BELLEVUE RENDEZVOUS; THE GALLOWAY AGREEMENT and THE FIRELIGHT TRIO.

 As a session musician he has performed/ recorded with The Unusual Suspects, Session A9, Wolfstone, Shooglenifty, Arz Nevez (BRZ), Malinky, Leo McCann, Old Blind Dogs, 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. His orchestral folk suite ‘Impressions of Galloway’ was commissioned for a collaboration with Scottish Ensemble and his Journeyman project.

He has written for TV, radio and theatre: THE VILLAGE AND THE ROAD with Tom Pow and the Galloway Agreement; with the Traverse in Edinburgh his work includes the music for Outlying Islands, Heritage and Faith Healer. He has also worked with NTS in Gobbo and the Watchmaker, with Licketyspit in their production of MOLLY WHUPPIE and with Dogstar in THE TAILOR OF INVERNESS. With Bob Turner he wrote and recorded the soundtracks for Art Ecosses’s ‘Around Scotland’ series of DVD’s.

He is very active in the ceilidh scene and also teaching and educational work (Falkirk Fiddle Workshop, Feis Rois, ALP). In his spare time he likes playing the fiddle and composing.