Whiskey In The Jar – The Eric Bell Story

Posted in Music with tags , on July 3, 2014 by Fanning Sessions
L-R Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Eric Bell.

L-R Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Eric Bell.

Marking 40 years since his departure from Irelands greatest known rock band Thin Lizzy, founding member Eric Bell speaks candidly to Danny Carroll about his life.

This RTE Radio 1 documentary was produced by Danny Carroll and won a Silver Award at the New York Radio Festival recently.

Whiskey In The Jar – The Eric Bell Story

The Coletranes

Posted in Music with tags , , on July 1, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


From Dublin, The Coletranes were Brendan Tallon (guitar/vocals), Brendan Berry (guitar/vocals), Ian O’Donoghue (bass) and Shane Rafferty (drums). Previously operating as Crocodile Tears they recorded a Fanning Session in 1987. We havent yet established what the nature of these particular tracks is. Three members went on to form Revelino.

In Everything I See (1989)

Another Sunday (1989)

The Frames – Another Love Song (Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , on June 29, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


Ahead of their upcoming Whelan’s gig this Monday here’s a demo recording of ‘Another Love Song’ by The Frames. At a guess this dates from 1990.

Another Love Song (Demo)

Bobby Womack (1944 – 2014)

Posted in Fanning, interview, Music, radio with tags , on June 28, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


Sad news, Bobby Womack has left us. Dave Fanning interviewed him a year ago and played this short excerpt on his show today.

Bobby Womack (excerpt 2013 Dave Fanning interview)

Burning Embers (1986 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on June 23, 2014 by Fanning Sessions
Image via IrishRock.org

Image via IrishRock.org

I’ve been trawling the archive for something vaguely related to Sir Henry’s in Cork, the subject of an upcoming exhibtion at UCC Library hence today’s post. Burning Embers were Sean O’Neill (vocals), John Poland (guitars), Niall Macken (keyboards), Mel Poland (bass), Gordon Ashe (drums). They recorded this session for Dave Fanning on November 17th 1986.

Champagne & Toffee (1986)

Waiting (1986)

The Blood Game (1986)

“If you couldn’t persuade Henry’s, you didn’t matter where it mattered” – Colm O Callaghan

Posted in Music on June 21, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

Fanning Sessions:

Rock critic Colm O’Callaghan (Hot Press, No Disco, Scrap Saturday) has come out of retirement to write an ode to Sir Henrys Cork.. “the second Cypress, Mine! album.. which is magnificent, has still to see the light of day”

cypress mine

Originally posted on sir henrys 2014:

This guest post is courtesy of Colm O Callaghan – somebody who has been supportive of this project literally since the start.  Our first email was from him, wishing us well and offering any assistance and he has been true to his word. Thanks for all your help Colm.

And now he has written this for us. I hope you enjoy


I can’t remember the first time I set foot inside Sir Henrys and I can’t remember the last time either but I remember clearly where the rose was sown.

I was a weedy teenager during the summer of 1982 [and for several other summers thereafter] when my father arranged a part-time job for me, my first. For eight weeks I stacked shelves and packed shopping bags, without any great distinction, in Roches Stores on Patrick Street. On my first day I was assigned to the biscuit aisle ;- on my second…

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Iggy Pop on the BP Fallon Orchestra

Posted in interview, radio with tags , , on June 20, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


Continuing our series of BPFO (BP Fallon Orchestra) shows, here’s one from 1987 featuring a certain Iggy Pop.

Iggy Pop on the BP Fallon Orchestra by Fanningsessions on Mixcloud


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