On his Sunday show of the August bank holiday weekend Dave Couse got to reminiscing about Feile 1993. It struck me that this was of course 20 years ago and I got to wondering if I didnt have some recordings from RTE 2fm of the festival. The recordings I originally had in mind were actually from Cork Rocks in 1991 but I did uncover one recording from Feile in 1993..
Mark Eitzel needs no introduction. Singer with the American Music Club and a successful solo artist, he returns to these shores for an Irish tour this week. If you have yet to see him live don’t pass up this opportunity, if you already have you’ll know what is in store. This interview came on the occasion of a previous visit in 1997 when he played Whelan’s in Dublin. He dropped in to the Radio Ireland studios to talk to Donal Dineen on his ‘Here Comes The Night‘ show and yours truly captured at least some of it.
Mark Eitzel post 1997 Whelan’s gig with Niall Crumlish, Nick Kelly and George Byrne Photo (C) Lorraine Freeney
Feb 21 Dublin – Workman’s Club
Feb 22 Cork – Cyprus Avenue
Feb 23 Kilkenny – Cleere’s
Feb 25 Galway – Roisin Dubh
Feb 26 Belfast – Errigle Inn
Prior to the release of their second album ‘I Want Too Much’ Dave Couse (vocals & guitar), Fergal Bunbury (guitar), Martin Healy (bass), Dermot Wylie (drums) aka A House had a chat with Dave Fanning from London where the band were performing as part of an Irish rock week in The Mean Fiddler. The performance of ‘Violent Love’ at the end is well worth the wait. Dave Couse can of course be heard every Sunday on TodayFM from 10pm until midnight.
- Manstrong (live)
recording on Inisboffin, Mike Hedges etc
- Shivers Up My Spine (album)
- 13 Wonderful Lovesongs (live)
on signing autographs
- Bring Down The Beast (live)
Martin & Dermot on falling off stage in SF, touring US, the Go-Betweens
- I Think I’m Going Mad (single)
- Smalltalk (live)
John Carroll (manager) & Liam Crinnion
- Violent love (live)
Mean Fiddler gig listings for rest of week..
Our southern correspondent has apparently recovered sufficiently from the excesses of 2012 to file copy on the ‘Trains, Boats & Planes’ 20th anniversary show at the Savoy Theatre in Cork. A man of few words at the best of times the report consisted of a photo, a setlist and a few shaky videos..
In the absence of an official 2FM Fanning Session archive consider this blog a humble starting point. Any musical submissions would be gratefully accepted as are any corrections or recollections... click on the pic to send an email or even better comment on the post in question. I'm interested in anything recorded from irish radio and TV in the 80s.