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The Hujiwallas (1993 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 5, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

Pat Kelleher and Mick Lynch

The Hujiwallas were a short lived project featuring Pat Kelleher (vocals, bass), Ricky Dineen (guitars), Wally Desmond (pipes) and Sandra Farrell (additional vocals). They recorded a demo in Coad Mountain studio Caherdaniel, Co Kerry in 1993 engineered/produced by Simon Taylor. Pat performed the vocals but the intention was to eventually find another singer. Pat of course was previously a member of Mean Features. The above photo taken by Murphy Kie at a Finbarr Donnelly remembrance gig features Pat with Mick Lynch of Stump, both men now sadly lost to cancer. With thanks to Ricky Dineen.

Well Hello (1993)

Meet Rover (1993)

Hairy Molly (1993)

Ballygowan (1993)


Pat’s Tapes

Posted in Music with tags , on January 5, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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Over the years we have been fortunate to come across a number of folk generous enough to entrust us with their tape collections. Lightning struck again recently when producer/director/presenter Pat O’Mahony dropped 103 demo tapes from his personal collection on our doorstep. Regular listeners to the Dave Fanning show in the years 1990 to 1997 will recognise Pat as a frequent stand-in on the show. Check out this recent interview for the debut episode of Pat’s Off Message podcast.

We are currently in the process of cataloging the tapes before digitising begins. Thanks to Pat and to Dan Boyle for his assistance.

A special thank you also to all previous donors, without whom, this site would have long ago shut up shop.