|James Patrick Gavin|
Tad Sargent - bouzouki/guitar
Date - 15th November 2017
Venue - A World In London, Resonance FM, London, UK
5th February 2018 - Chewing The Fat album launch, Union Chapel, London.
Click to listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-15th-november-2017/
James Gavin and Tad Sargent share much common ground, from Irish roots to Islington’s Holloway Road, and previous appearances on AWIL, but most of all, their outstanding musicianship. It was pure joy to watch James Gavin’s finessed fiddle-playing working in tandem with Tad Sargent’s brilliant bouzouki-guitar in the studio! James has now embarked on his first solo adventure, producing a fantastic CD called Chewing the Fat which is scheduled for release on January 26th. It’s a concept album, centred around the life & times of his grandmother, Philomena, who lives on a remote Irish mountain and has plenty to say. Tracks on Chewing the Fat are equally conversational, taking unexpected twists and turns through weeping violin and furiously fast Irish reels. Our conversation during this AWIL was also unpredictable, covering debates about Folk music from across the British isles to the worrying loss of yet more grassroots music venues in London. ‘You want to be fanning the flames rather than worshipping the ashes’.
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