Archive for June, 2019

Thank You from Dave & fErGaL

Posted in Music with tags on June 28, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Dave Couse and Fergal Bunbury would like to thank everyone for their interest and support for the A House Is Dead | I Am Still The Greatest show on Saturday. Really. Thank you. We didn’t know how this thing would go but the support has been overwhelming. Please accept this small gift of an unreleased song recorded 32 years ago for a session on the Wendy May Show on London’s Capital Radio. With the help of our good friends at Fanning Sessions here is Freak Out Alt, available to play and download for a week. Have a Few Tinnies, Cheat at Snap. Big Love,
Dave and fErGaL.

Update: Adding ‘Endless Art’ (2019) from the NCH soundcheck.

Publish and be Damned: Cork Zine Archive 1975 – 2005

Posted in Music with tags , , on June 27, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Publish and be Damned; Cork Zine Archive 1975-2005‘ is an exhibition of zines and independent magazines published in Cork from 1975 until 2005. The exhibition launches at UCC library on July 5th at 5pm with special guest Jim O’Mahony (Belsonic Sound) and a DJ set from John Byrne (Quare Groove) playing Cork records from the era. The exhibition will remain open until the end of September 2019.

To mark the occasion we have compiled our own 2 hour mixtape of demos and sessions by 36 Cork artists that have featured on this site over the last 10 years.

Perfect Crime (1982 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on June 21, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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We recently posted an excellent tribute to Gregory Gray by Tom Robinson. Gregory recorded a session with Perfect Crime for the Dave Fanning show in 1982 and thanks to Colm Kavanagh we now have one of those tracks. If you have any of the remaining tracks, the Fanning interview or indeed copies of any Hot Press articles we’d love to hear from you. Thank you irishrock.org for the tour flier.

I Feel Like An Eskimo (1982)

Aslan – The Night Goes On (Demo)

Posted in Music on June 20, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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At the time of recording Aslan were Christy Dignam (vocals), Joe Jewell (guitar), Billy McGuinness (keyboards, harmonica & guitar), Tony McGuinness (bass) and Alan Downey (drums).

We found this on an old Fanning tape and from what we can tell it was never released. If you have any knowledge of the recording we’d love to hear from you.

A Wee Night For Uaneen (2001)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on June 10, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

‘A Wee Night For Uaneen’ was a tribute concert in memory of the much loved RTE 2fm broadcaster Uaneen Fitzimons who died tragically on 22nd November 2000. The show took place on Sunday 4th March 2001 in the Olympia Theatre and featured Ash, Bell X1, The Blue Nile, Paddy Casey, The Devlins, The Frames, David Kitt, Mundy, Gavin Friday, Sinead O’Connor, Relish, Sack, Snow Patrol, The Undertones and Wilt. The show was broadcast live on RTE 2fm and these edited highlights featured recently on the Dan Hegarty show to mark 40 years of 2fm.
Update: Thanks to Damian Reade updating post with a recording of the full 2fm broadcast. The show was introduced by Dave Fanning who also provided continuity on the night as did Mike Edgar, John Kelly, Jim Sheridan and Tony Fenton

sack – the kiss i miss?
sack – ?
relish – aint no sunshine when she’s gone
relish – rainbow zephyr
prayerboat – ?
prayerboat – saved
mundy – gin & tonic sky
mundy – wait in vain (with sinead o’connor)
wilt – this one goes out (r.e.m.)
wilt – radio disco
snow patrol –
snow patrol – one night is not enough
david kitt –
david kitt –
therapy? – lonely, cryin’, only
therapy? – screamager
paddy casey – sweet suburban sky
paddy casey – whatever gets you through
deus – 2:45 am (elliot smith)
deus – instant street
ash – shining light
ash – girl from mars
the undertones – you’ve got my number
the undertones – over you
the undertones – teenage kicks
the undertones – here comes the summer
bellx1 –
bellx1 – i think i’m going back (dusty springfield)
the devlins – there is a light
the devlins – waiting (with robert bell of the blue nile)
the blue nile – easter parade
the blue nile – tomorrow morning
the blue nile – all the way
gavin friday & maurice seezer – angel
gavin friday & maurice seezer – yellow (coldplay)
gavin friday & maurice seezer – thief of your heart (with sinead o’connor)
sinead o’connor – the healing room (with mundy)
sinead o’connor – the singing bird (with mundy)
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – little arithmetics
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – the whole of the moon
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – revelate
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – star, star