John Peel Day

It is hard to believe that seven years have past since John Peel left us so suddenly. Thanks to the folks over at the John Peel Wiki there is no shortage of John Peel material to listen to, their efforts and those of Ken Garner have long been an inspiration round these parts. On 13th October 2005 John Peel night was celebrated in The Hub, Dublin with performances by 3 acts who featured on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show. House of Mexico, Female Hercules and playing their first gig in 13 years Hey Paulette featured along with DJ sets by Leagues O’Toole and The Dudley Corporation. The image above is from a postcard that Niall McCormack of Hitone created for the night and lists all Irish bands who recorded sessions for John Peel. The Hot Press review of the night can be found here.

See also Pat’s 2010 John Peel Day post ‘Peeling In The Years‘.

Thanks to Laura for kicking this all off.


2 Responses to “John Peel Day”

  1. Luggage never actually played, due to (as far as I remember) guitarist Joe Fahey breaking his arm.

  2. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Thanks Dave, that would explain why Luggage were not mentioned in that Hot Press review of the night.

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