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 ROUNDHOUSE CEILIDH BAND (formerly The Marwicks, formerly The Amazing Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band); the YIDDISH SONG PROJECT and, of course, BELLEVUE RENDEZVOUS.
As a session musician he has performed/ recorded with The Unusual Suspects, Session A9, Wolfstone, Arz Nevez (BRZ), Malinky, Leo McCann, Old Blind Dogs, Annie Grace Band, 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.
He has written for TV, radio and theatre: 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 has been writing and recording the soundtracks for Art Ecosses’s ‘Around Scotland’ series of DVD’s.Gavin has toured and recorded with bands including Bellevue Rendezvous, Iron Horse and Cantrip.
A Creative Scotland grant allowed the publication of ‘Horizons’, a collection of 200 of his tunes, which he promotes through his own Journeyman band/label.
Rooted in the Scottish tradition with dance bands like Ceilidh Minogue he has branched out into theatre/soundtrack music working with Dogstar (Tailor of Inverness), the Traverse, Lickityspit, NTS, SkyArts and the BBC.