Archive for the Fanning Category

The Dadas (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags on June 24, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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The Dadas were Andy Fitzpatrick (vocals, guitar), Gráinne Tiernan (backing vocals), Maelíosa Tiernan (backing vocals), Brian O’Connor (keyboards), Dan Stuttard (bass) and Ciarán Lally (drums). Andy Fitzpatrick is a long-standing member of The Harvest Ministers as well performing as a solo artist. As luck would have it both acts have just released new albums, Andy’s is ‘Antoinette Plaza‘ whilst The Harvest Ministers have released ‘Back to Harbour‘. Watch The Dadas perform ‘Skyscrapers’ here.

Dandruff

Early Days

Good To Be Happy

Mercy Mercy

Tiberius Minnows (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on June 15, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Formed June 1997 in Belfast, Tiberius Minnows were Michael Rafferty (vocals), Paul Maynes (guitar), Kevin Carson (bass), Barry Corr (keyboards) and Stephen O’Sullivan (drums).  The band reconvened as The Minnows a number of years ago and are currently putting the finishing touch to their debut album. If anyone knows the year of this Fanning session please set us straight..

A Song Called Love

Elephant Man

New York City

Roonkin

Bruce Wayne Experience (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on May 30, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Today’s post was inspired by the Cloudberry Records blog, a site dedicated to digging out indiepop new and old, unearthing quite a few gems from bands close to our hearts. Roque specialises in forensic research on occasion following up with interviews, e.g. Sean A McDermott of Mickey Rourke’s Fridge. Many of the Irish bands featured have appeared here but others like the Bruce Wayne Experience prompted a visit to the attic.

The Bruce Wayne Experience were a 5 piece active from 1988 – 1991. The lineup was David O’Connor (vocals), Steve O’Connor (guitar), Steve Connaughton (bass), David Houlihan (keyboards) and Woppy (drums).

I Only Wish

Better Left Unsaid

If Only

Irish bands featured on the Cloudberry Records blog – please let us know if we’ve missed any.

Bruce Wayne Experience
Cherry Brogues
Cliff Edge Panic
Cuba Dares
Cypress Mine!
Donnelly Brothers
Empty Shell
Feargal is the Applejack
Guernica
Hasbeens
Holsteins
Outpatients
Premonition
Red Circus
Rex and Dino
Scale the Heights
Shocking Stockings
Skips
Sleepwalkers
Wrong Door Raid

Check It Out (RTE Guide, 31 March 1989)

Posted in Fanning, Music, TV with tags , on January 17, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

A Dave Fanning piece in the March 31 1989 edition of the RTE Guide promoting a new TV show ‘Check It Out’ which will feature 2 tracks each from 14 up and coming acts. Dave details the bands in alphabetical order but runs out of space after 7. The profiled 7 are Belsonic Sound, Blue in Heaven, The Big Noise, The Carrellines, The DixonsThe Dixons, The Fireflys, The Golden Horde. The remaining 7 were Interference, Missing Link, Paul Cleary & The Partisans, Stars of Heaven, The Stunning, The Swinging Swine and Swim. Thanks to Dave for digging out and scanning this article.If you like retro scans be sure to check out Brand New Retro.

Andy White (1989 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags on November 23, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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From Belfast, Andy White recorded a Fanning session on December 4th 1989. Andy has just released a career spanning box set and is on tour in the UK  before playing Whelan’s on December 29th. Andy will be the focus of an hour long profile on the Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music show on Saturday December 3rd at 9pm.

6 String Street (1989)

The Pale Moonlight (1989)

Raspberry Beret (1989)

Your Cheating Heart (1989)

Vision Of You (1989)

Hinterland (1990 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on November 19, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

hinterland-pressDonal Coghlan who sadly passed away and that prompted a trip to the attic to look for a copy of the Hinterland Fanning session. Recorded in studio 8 on May 16th 1990 the session features Donal Coghlan (vocals, bass, keyboards), Gerry Leonard (guitar) and Wayne Sheehy (drums). For more on Hinterland start here.

God’s Reverb (1990)

Reporter  (1990)

Stanley’s Minutes (1990)

Desert Boots (1990)

My Little Funhouse (1991 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on November 16, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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Kilkenny’s My Little Funhouse were formed by Alan Lawlor (vocals), Anthony Morrissey (guitar), Brendan Morrissey (guitar), Gary Deevy (bass). They later recruited Derek Maher (drums) who left in 1993 to be replaced by Graham Hopkins (drums).

Catholic Boy (1991)

Rachel (1991)

Raintown (1991)

The Sweetest Dream (1991)