Archive for February, 2017

The Outside (1988 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags on February 26, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

When Colm O’Callaghan writes a new Blackpool Sentinel feature we usually get about halfway through before going off for a rummage through the tape collection and this week proved no exception. The Outside were from Ballincollig, Co. Cork and featured Paul O’Neill (vocals), Fergus Keane (keyboards), Tom Daly (guitar), Derry Callanan (bass) and Paul Greene (drums). Fergus and Derry of The Outside went on to form LMNO Pelican and Pats, Fergus and Derry are now in Jonny Rep who have just released their second album ‘Cold Sunbeam’.

Take Me Back (1988)


The Winters – Leeson Lounge (25th Feb 2017)

Posted in Music with tags on February 25, 2017 by Fanning Sessions


Fans of The Dixons and The Joys might want to check out The Winters at Leeson Lounge tonight. The Winters are Ed McGinley (guitar/vocals, formerly The Dixons), Anthony D’Arcy (drums formerly of The Joys, Gavin Is God), Brendan Priestley (bass ) and Cliff Rosney (keyboards). As well as tracks from their debut lp expect some some choice covers from the likes of Microdisney, Townes Van Zant, Eamonn Dowd and Yo La Tengo. Thank you Ciaran Brennan for the band photo.

Big Audio Dynamite – Dave Fanning Interview (1986)

Posted in Music with tags on February 20, 2017 by Fanning Sessions


On October 31st 1986 following a gig in Belfast, Big Audio Dynamite arrived in Dublin to play the SFX. Don Letts & Greg Roberts dropped in to the RTE 2fm studio to talk to Dave Fanning. Thanks to stilpix for digging this one out.

Big Audio Dynamite (1986)

Wheels On Fire (live recordings 1987-1989)

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

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A couple of weeks ago we posted a demo played by Dave Fanning of an at the time unidentified band from Lahinch, Co. Clare. We now know the band were  Wheels on Fire and have identified the members as Jennie McGrath and Anne Parker (vocals), Paul O’Brien & Anthony Edwards (guitars), Maureen Comber (bass) and Theresa O’Brien (drums). Anthony Edwards of the band was kind enough to locate some photos (the above taken at Sir Henrys in Cork during the Hot Press Band Of ’88 competition) and upload a selection of live recordings to Soundcloud.

Candy Apple Red (Session)

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

From Dublin, Candy Apple Red were Dave Dorgan (vocals), Gerry Fahy (guitar), Eamonn Elliott (drums) and Damien Byrne (bass). Gerry was previously in The Slowest Clock while Dave was formerly of The Candyshop and Sack. If anyone has a band photo or know the year this session was recorded/broadcast please let get in touch. Thank you diplah for the reminder.

Say Goodbye


I Can’t See Your Sky

Breaking Out – Fergus O’Farrell (Interference) documentary

Posted in Music on February 6, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Michael McCormack (Dave Fanning Interview, 2017)

On Sunday following a sold out all star tribute show in Cork and ahead of a similar show in Dublin, Dave Fanning was joined by filmmaker Michael McCormack. Michael has spent the last 10 years working on a documentary about the Interference frontman Fergus O’Farrell. The project is now in it’s final stages and if you’d like to help please visit the ‘Breaking Outindiegogo page. The band’s second album ‘The Sweet Spot’ has also just been launched, an album that itself was 7 years in the making.