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Leo O’Kelly (1984 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on February 3, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


From Carlow, Leo O’Kelly is a member of folk duo Tír na nÓg with Sonny Condell of Scullion. O’Kelly (guitar, vocals, violin) recorded this solo Fanning session on 18th December 1984 featuring three tracks; ‘Cinema’, ‘The Window’s Not High Enough’ and ‘Get Into Focus’. We have two of these tracks for you today. Keep an eye on this site for news of upcoming Leo / Sonny / Tír na nÓg gigs.

Cinema (1984)

The Window’s Not High Enough (1984)

The Castanedas

Posted in demo, Music with tags on June 22, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

From Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, The Castanedas were Eric Cole (guitar/ lead vocals), Jim Jordan (guitar), Colm Walsh (bass) and Eric Murray (drums). Championed by Bill Graham of Hot Press, local legend had it that David Geffen travelled to Bagenalstown to see them play. This track was taken from a dodgy completely legit copy of ‘Legendary Basement Tapes 91-93′. Once managed by John Collins, now an Irish Times business editor.

Mind The Gap

Happy Bus

Thanks to Neil for the photos and music.

Cork Rocks (1991)

Posted in Fanning, live, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

Here’s what none other than Billboard magazine wrote about Cork Rocks:

One important annual event for new talent in Ireland is Cork Rocks, a showcase event sponsored by Radio 2FM, Hot Press magazine and the Irish Music Rights Organization. ..

2FM producer Jim Lockhart recalls 1991 as the event’s most memorable year, with appearances by The Cranberries, Therapy? and Sultans Of Ping, The Frank and Walters, Toasted Heretic and Chelsea Drugstore, today known as The Devlins.

The following tracks were all recorded from Dave Fanning’s 2FM radio show.

Toasted Heretic – Galway and Los Angeles

The Cranberries – Uncertain

The Frank and Walters – Michael

Azure Days – Blew My Clouds Away

Azure Days (Visual Eyes)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on February 13, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

Azure Days appeared on ‘Visual Eyes’ in 1986 performing ‘Back Down To Justice’.


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