Tom Dunne, Newstalk (4/12/2013)
Ray D’Arcy Show, TodayFM (28/11/2013)
John Caddell, ‘Finest Worksongs’ Phantom FM (28/11/2013)
As announced by Ken Sweeney on twitter and then by Ian Dempsey on his TodayFM breakfast this morning The Blades are to play The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Friday 13th December. Tickets are €26 – €33.50 and on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets from Friday 4th October.
Paul Cleary will be joined by former members drummer Jake Reilly (drums) and Brian Foley (bass) with the original brass section The Blue Brass (Frank Duff and Paul Grimes) [Hot Press]
Ian Dempsey (26th Sep 2013)
Paul Cleary, founder and lead singer of the recently defunct Blades, now with new band The Partisans talking to Pat Kenny in 1986 about school, early careers and what he might have done if music had not intervened. Paul talks about why The Blades called it a day, who The Partisans are and what they’ll be doing. He also explains why he didnt perform at Self Aid. Thanks to Mick for digging this out.
Paul Cleary part 1
Paul Cleary part 2
The 1981 Blades session has already featured but today it is the turn of the first incarnation of that band and their 1980 Fanning session.
The 1980 session features the original three-piece with Paul Cleary and his brother Lar, with Pat Larkin on the drums with some cover versions not available elsewhere. The line-up for the 1981 session featured Brian Foley on bass, and Jake Reilly on drums. RTE 2fm
‘Walk Back Renee’ (1980)
‘Breaking Out Of The Ruts’ (1980)