The Saviours (1988 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, session with tags , , on November 22, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

saviours

From Portstewart & Portrush, The Saviours were left to right; John “Junior” Young (bass), Rory Fidgeon (guitar), Paul Gault (vocals), Philip Cartin (drums) and Tim Brolly (guitar).  They had previously recorded a number of demos as The Subterraneans but changed their name due to the Dublin act of the same name. They later became Mystic Reign and recorded further demos and released 2 tracks on compilation tapes from Helden Fanzine. This session for Dave Fanning was recorded on 15th Feb 1988.

Bone Shakin Baby (1988)

High Risk Activity (1988)

Crime Of Passion (1988)

Mr Nice Guy (1988)

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Katell Keineg (1991 Session)

Posted in Music with tags on November 21, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

katell keinig

Katell Keineg is a Breton-Welsh singer-songwriter based in Wales who lived for a time in Ireland. We believe this session dates from 1991 and was recorded live on the Dave Fanning show although Dave may have been absent on this particular night. Any corrections or further details most welcome.

Watergrasshill (1991)

Caution To The Wind (1991)

 

The Saw Doctors (1990 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on November 13, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

SawdoctorsTuam

Tuam’s finest, The Saw Doctors recorded a session for Dave Fanning in June 1990. One of the tracks ‘Captain Joe Fiddle’s’ was released as a B side and the 3 remaining tracks feature below. According to irishrock.org the original lineup of the band were Dave Carton (ex Blaze X) (vocals & guitar), Leo Moran (ex All Cats Are Gray), John Burke and Padraig Stevens. The Saw Doctors are currently working on a new album to be released in 2018. If you know who played on the session or have any other corrections please get in touch. Update: Thanks to a twitter reply adding Pearse Doherty (bass), John “Turps” Burke (mandolin, bouzouki, keyboards), John Donnelly (drums) and [maybe?] Padraic Stevens? (drums) and Tony Lambert (accordion).

Poison (1990)

Presentation Boarder (1990)

Why Do I Always Want You (1990)

Hothouse Flowers (1985 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , on November 9, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

hothouse flowers

The Hothouse Flowers recorded a session for Dave Fanning on October 8th 1985. It featured 4 tracks; ‘Worksong’, ‘Baby’s Coming Home’, ‘Fatman’ and ‘Blues Inc’. We suspect one of these tracks featured here and that we have now located two further songs from the session. The first of these features once again the multi talented Maria Doyle Kennedy on lead vocals. Maria has just released a new self titled solo album and is heading out on the road starting with a show at the Triskel in Cork on Decmber 1st. The Hothouse Flowers last year released their 7th album ‘Let’s Do This Thing‘ and have just announced a show in Vicar St on February 22nd. Thank you to themusicliveon for prompting us to dig out these tracks.

Baby’s Coming Home (1985)

Worksong (1985)

New Holland (1985 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags on October 26, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

BASF tape

We have minimal information on this session from New Holland. They won a Battle of The Bands competition in the Ivy Rooms  judged by among others Dave Fanning and Dave G Kelly with the winning prize the opportunity to record a session. If anyone can name the band members or provide a photo please get in touch.

Take Your Time (1985)

Weekend (1985)

The Strait (1985)

The Tower (1985)

Cast Of Thousands (1985 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , on October 18, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

cast of thousandsAccording to IrishRock.org, Cast Of Thousands were formed in Derry by Charlie Herron (guitar), Mickey Herron (bass) and Brian McMonagle (drums) with Jim Walker (guitar) and Dave Harvey (vocals). Jim and Dave moved to London and with Greg Terry Short (drums) became a 3 piece. They released 3 singles and 1 album. This is a demo of a track later to appear on the album ‘Passion‘. They recorded one session for Janice Long and Jim has posted a number of unreleased demos on YouTube. If any of these details are incorrect please get in touch.

Colour Fields (1985)

Something Happens! (Session)

Posted in Music with tags on October 11, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

somethinghappens

Something Happens! are Tom Dunne (vocals), Ray Harman (guitar), Alan Byrne (bass) and Eamonn Ryan (drums). This track is a new one on us and is from their Fanning session. If anyone knows the year, what the remaining session tracks were or indeed has a recording please drop a line. Thank you Colm for the tape.

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