Rare

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Derry is 2013 UK City of Culture and to celebrate we’re going to dig out a few unsung bands from that neck of the woods. Today’s featured act Rare were Mary Gallagher (vocals), Locky Morris (bass), Seán Ó’Néill (guitar) and David Whiteside (drums). Seán or John O’Neill was of course a former member of The Undertones and That Petrol Emotion. The band’s first release ‘Set Me On Fire’ appeared on Setanta Records and also featured Paul PJ McCartney of Bam Bam & The Calling. This particular recording is from a performance at the Derry Centre for Contemporary Art on 12th January 2013 and comes courtesy Jim Cunningham who has been documenting live music in Derry for the last 25 years.

Something Wild‘ (2013)

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2 Responses to “Rare”

  1. Hi !

    Very interesting, I never heard of them before, and wasn’t aware that John O’Neill was part of a Setanta Records band.

    Do you know actually how he first get in touch with Keith Cullen ? I guess it’s following this he went to produce The Divine Comedy’s first album in 1990.

  2. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Who’da believed it!! After a long haitus and now with an extended line-up, they’re back. `Rare’ are Mary Gallagher (vocals), Locky Morris (guitar,samples), John O’Neill (guitar) and live members Rory O’Doherty (bass), Aidan Breslin (keyboards) and Jay Dickson (drums) [http://www.sandinos.com/2-programme.html]

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