Gavin Marwick & Wendy Stewart


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Whitsun is the second release in Gavin Marwick’s Quarterdays series of EPs being released across 2023. Here Gavin is joined by the wonderful Galloway harpist Wendy Stewart. These EPs are collections of new contemporary tunes composed in a traditional style by Gavin.

This second EP is a voyage of discovery into the lore and history of Whitsun. It’s a celebration of May and the beginning of the summer – the beasts are now all out in the fields, the primroses are still blooming – and in religious/spiritual terms it is mixed in with Pentecost and Beltane, holy wells and weddings. There are balmy warm days yet still the chance of bitter cold.

The atmosphere of the EP is very gentle, laid back and melodious. A chance to relax after the harsh winter before, and in anticipation of, a languorous summer. Soft reels, jigs, strathspeys and airs combine Gavin’s rich fiddle and Wendy’s beautiful harp playing. The instruments have plenty of space to sing out, soothe the mind and calm the soul. Recorded live at Gran’s House Studio by Angus Lyon. More info will be online at

Superbly expressive fiddler” – Songlines

Breathtaking melodies – absolutely fabulous” – FolkWales on Candlemas

First quarter excellent and highly recommended, can’t wait for the others” – Marc Higgins, Fatea, on Candlemas


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