Archive for 1987

A House (1987 Interview)

Posted in Fanning, interview, Music, radio, session with tags , , , on October 31, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


How do I casually mention that Mr Dave Couse is back on our airwaves from Monday 3rd November filling in for Paul McLoone on TodayFM? How about another Dave Fanning interview? This one features ‘I Think I’m Going Mad’ (live), ‘Call Me Blue’ (brand new single out 11th July), ‘You Break Me Up’ (live), ‘Heart Happy’ (live) and ‘Plain or Pearl’ (another of the 4 tracks from the 12″). Check out Dave 3rd – 13th November 9pm-midnight on TodayFM.


A House interview Dave Fanning (1987)

Iggy Pop on the BP Fallon Orchestra

Posted in interview, radio with tags , , on June 20, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


Continuing our series of BPFO (BP Fallon Orchestra) shows, here’s one from 1987 featuring a certain Iggy Pop.

Iggy Pop on the BP Fallon Orchestra by Fanningsessions on Mixcloud

Real Wild West (1987 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on March 29, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


This 1987 Fanning session by Real Wild West is their second and was recorded on 4th May 1987. Real Wild West were from Dublin and featured Charlie Rafferty (bass & vocals), Paul Murtagh (guitar), Robbie Warren (drums) and Ian Smith (trumpet). Photo via this YouTube video of ‘The Sixties’.

Chappaquiddick Bridge / Hello Joe / Captain Of Your Ship / Burn, Burn, Burn (1987)

The Garden Hasn’t Changed Much (1987 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , on October 17, 2013 by Fanning Sessions


Dublin band The Garden Hasn’t Changed Much recorded this Fanning session in October 1987. At that time the band were; Mark Bourke (vocals), Mark Loughran (guitar), Colin Murray (bass) and Neil Byrden (drums). Check them out on facebook and on YouTube.

Facts (1987)

Standing In The Light (1987)

I Can Dream In Colour (1987)

Bam Bam & The Calling (1987 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on September 10, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

bam bam & the calling in the venue derry

Bam Bam & The Calling are a 4 piece from Derry featuring the talents of Paul PJ McCartney (guitar, vocals), Tom Doherty (drums), John McCloskey (guitar) and Joe Brown (bass). They recorded this Fanning session on Jan 19th 1987. The band is still known to perform every couple of years and Joe Brown is currently active with veritable Derry supergroup The Gatefolds. To these ears at least the never before heard ‘Road Of The Lonely’ is a lost classic. Enjoy.

Road Of The Lonely (1987)

Only Sing (1987)

Scraping Off The Shine (1987)

Secret Meeting (1987)

Bam Bam & The Calling will play ‘A Night For Sean’ on Friday 20th September 2013 upstairs in The Gweedore Bar, Derry..

In early July the Semple family lost a dear loved one and a true gentleman, Sean and a lot of folk in Derry and further afield lost a great friend. . We’re honoured to be asked to play at this night in his memory. .Please come along and share it with us.


Crocodile Tears (1987 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on September 6, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

Crocodile Tears were from Ballinteer in Dublin and featured Brendan Tallon (guitar/vocals), Brendan Berry (guitar/vocals), Barry Woodley (bass) and Shane Rafferty (drums). They recorded this RTE Fanning Session on 9th November 1987. Thanks to for the biographical details. If anyone has a band picture please drop us a note. The band changed bass player in 1988 and became The Coletranes.

Goodbye Susie-Ann (1987)

Tuesday Morning (1987)

Susie Sweetness (1987)

The Candyshop (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on September 3, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

The Candyshop were Stephen Robinson (vocals), Dave Dorgan (guitar), Declan Mulligan (bass) and Sean Ryan (drums). They featured previously in the form of a live rehearsal tape but today we have their 1987 Fanning session recorded on the 12th October of that year. Band picture anyone?

Railway Station (1987)

This Town (1987)

Things Have Changed (1987)

Jesus Station (1987)


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