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The Studio 8 Sessions (2fm 29th Dec 2016)

Posted in documentary, Music with tags , , , , , , , on December 29, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

Legend has it that the first Fanning session was by a band from Dublin called U2 in 1980. Whilst that event would have predated our tenure we can vouch for the importance in subsequent years of the Dave Fanning show to Irish rock music both in terms of the sessions recorded but also the demos played. Thanks to the efforts of Dave and long-time producer Ian Wilson the show was to become a veritable institution (not forgetting the efforts of Jim Lockhart, Pete Holidai and Paddy Breen who toiled in front of the console).

Originally broadcast Thursday December 29th on RTÉ 2fm and produced by Yvonne Judge, this special radio documentary looks back at the sessions recorded in Studio 8 over the last 36 years. It features contributions from Dave Fanning, Ian Wilson, Billy McGuinness and Christy Dignam (Aslan), Paul Cleary (The Blades), Gavin Friday (The Virgin Prunes), Martin Cowan (The Outcasts), Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney) and Noel Hogan (The Cranberries).

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Aslan (198? Demos)

Posted in Music with tags on May 1, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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Formed 1982 in Dublin, Aslan are Christy Dignam (vocals), Joe Jewell (guitar), Billy McGuinness (keyboards, harmonica & guitar), Tony McGuinness (bass) and Alan Downey (drums). These tracks were recorded from the Dave Fanning show in the late 80s and that’s all we know for now. Thanks to irishmusicdb for the photo. Aslan have upcoming shows in Opera House Cork, Bulmer’s Live, Groove Festival and the Daytripper Festival in Dungarvan.

Lonely Soldier

While The Blood Spills