Burning Embers


Okay time for some music from Cork. Burning Embers were Sean O’Neill (vocals), John Poland (guitars), Niall Macken (keyboards), Mel Poland (bass), Gordon Ashe (drums). They sent Dave Fanning a demo in 1986 and this is one of the tracks. According to the Irish Rock Discography the band went on to release 3 singles and this song made the b-side of second single ‘Keep On Pushing’. The band also had a track ‘Sweet Young Lady’  feature on the Hot Press ‘Best Cork album in the world… ever!‘ concept album compiled by Paul O’Mahony and Jim Comet.

Stay (1986)

6 Responses to “Burning Embers”

  1. Burning Embers… one of the best band Cork produced in the 80’s

  2. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Thanks David, do you have any more tracks or indeed Cork related material?

  3. I’ve been keeping an eye out for one if their singles for ages (either called “Without a Trace” or “Now that You’re Gone” – you know the one). No joy yet. A regular track in good old Capitol Radio’s Guaranteed Irish.

  4. Hi Ray,

    Sean O’Neill has all there singles on a CD which he gave me. I can email you “Now That You’re Gone” if you like, or any of their other great songs. What’s your email address?


  5. That’s brilliant thanks Dave. I’ll email you at your GHOR address. much obliged.

  6. john mcguire Says:

    Great band and in our 80s gig scene too. Gordon & John were Gentlemen. Keep on Pushing All….

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