This 1987 Fanning session by Real Wild West is their second and was recorded on 4th May 1987. Real Wild West were from Dublin and featured Charlie Rafferty (bass & vocals), Paul Murtagh (guitar), Robbie Warren (drums) and Ian Smith (trumpet). Photo via this YouTube video of ‘The Sixties’.
Chappaquiddick Bridge / Hello Joe / Captain Of Your Ship / Burn, Burn, Burn (1987)
Dublin band The Garden Hasn’t Changed Much recorded this Fanning session in October 1987. At that time the band were; Mark Bourke (vocals), Mark Loughran (guitar), Colin Murray (bass) and Neil Byrden (drums). Check them out on facebook and on YouTube.
Bam Bam & The Calling are a 4 piece from Derry featuring the talents of Paul PJ McCartney (guitar, vocals), Tom Doherty (drums), John McCloskey (guitar) and Joe Brown (bass). They recorded this Fanning session on Jan 19th 1987. The band is still known to perform every couple of years and Joe Brown is currently active with veritable Derry supergroup The Gatefolds. To these ears at least the never before heard ‘Road Of The Lonely’ is a lost classic. Enjoy.
Road Of The Lonely (1987)
Only Sing (1987)
Scraping Off The Shine (1987)
Secret Meeting (1987)
Bam Bam & The Calling will play ‘A Night For Sean’ on Friday 20th September 2013 upstairs in The Gweedore Bar, Derry..
In early July the Semple family lost a dear loved one and a true gentleman, Sean and a lot of folk in Derry and further afield lost a great friend. . We’re honoured to be asked to play at this night in his memory. .Please come along and share it with us.
Crocodile Tears were from Ballinteer in Dublin and featured Brendan Tallon (guitar/vocals), Brendan Berry (guitar/vocals), Barry Woodley (bass) and Shane Rafferty (drums). They recorded this RTE Fanning Session on 9th November 1987. Thanks to IrishRock.org for the biographical details. If anyone has a band picture please drop us a note. The band changed bass player in 1988 and became The Coletranes.
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.