James Patrick Gavin, hailing from North London, is a multi-instrumentalist composer with musical and family roots running from Northern Ireland to the Basque Country.

Steeped in Irish music, his unique approach to guitar and fiddle is described as “magnificent in its irreverence” (Folk Radio UK). Working at the forefront of London’s folk music scene, James can be found amongst the ranks of TEYR, The Rad Orchestra, Jez Hellard and beyond.

Listen to his new debut album ‘Chewing The Fat’

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Chewing The Fat

The debut solo album,  explores Gavin’s musical heritage and actuality, navigating the lay-lines between the London Irish and Fermanagh.

The collection of originals and traditionals features guest musicians Tommie Black-Roff, Seamus Gavin, Jez Hellard, Dominic Henderson, J Eoin, Órlaith McAuliffe, Hugh O’Neill, Adrian Lever, Paddi Benson and Tad Sargent. Buy the new album on Bandcamp as a physical copy or download.

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brings together three acclaimed musicians to present a fresh, contemporary folk music born of their diverse roots. Punk fiddle meets jazz bass and Balkan guitar, in a colourful mix of the traditional and the original. Together, the venturesome trio represent the best of collaborative creation, and are a compelling new voice on the contemporary folk scene.

“An absolute blast to listen to. One of my top favourites of the year…Brilliant”

RnR ****



evolved out of London’s thriving session scene, combining bothy ballads, focsle shanties, folk tunes and Irish poetry. Their unique blend of voices and instruments draws links between the many sounds of the Celtic and British isles. Featuring close vocal harmonies, fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, low whistle and accordion, and influenced by the great folk musicians who’ve come before, TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) have honed their craft and thrive on weaving their diverse threads together.

Their acclaimed debut release Far From The Tree is a distillation of two years of playing, writing and wrangling. Recorded with the assistance of celebrated producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson), the “Excellent debut album” (The Independent) blends originals and reworked ballads, displaying the full breadth of the trio’s innovative and distinctive sound.

Described by Folk Radio UK as “High-energy brilliance”, James Patrick Gavin, Dominic Henderson and Tommie Black-Roff are three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician. After extensive touring in England, Scotland and Ireland, they look set to establish their name and unique musical mix on the world in the year to come.

In a class of their own.
[Full Review]

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The Rad Orchestra

sing and play hypnotic tunes on guitar, ngoni, viola, violin, fiddle, bass and percussion. They take inspiration from time- honoured song writers,  minimalism, global Folk, Blues & Soul.

Their self titled debut album will be released on the 30th of November 2018.

The Rad Orchestra consists of:

Amy Jane Hosken: Viola
Louise Gibbens: Violin
James Gavin: Violin, Mandolin , Guitar
Paul Greenstein: Guitar (via Australia)
Duncan Noble: Bass
Max André Rademacher: Vocals, Guitar, Ngoni
Renu: Percussion
Lawrence Hill: Percussion
Richie Stevens: Drums

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