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For The Record: Catchers ‘Mute’

Posted in Music with tags , , on April 14, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Our most recent post featured a Fanning session track from Portstewart’s Catchers and as luck would have it Dale Grundle of the band was just this week interviewed by Dan Hegarty as part of his excellent ‘For The Record’ series. Every week on his 2fm radio show Dan revisits a classic album, playing tracks throughout the week and featuring an interview with the artist on Wednesday. The collected interviews can be found on Dan’s soundcloud page. Artists to have featured include Engine Alley, Sultans of Ping, Simple Kid, Revenants, Ash, Blink, Republic of Loose, Hinterland, Humanzi, Wilt, Rollerskate Skinny, JJ72, Frank & Walters, The Pale, Favourite Sons, Pugwash, The Divine Comedy, Rare, An Emotional Fish, The 4 of Us, Junkster, Mundy and Jacknife Lee.

For The Record: Catchers

Catchers (1993 Session)

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


From Portstewart, Catchers were Dale Grundle (vocals/guitar), Alice Lemon (vocals/keyboards), Peter Kelly (drums), Ger FitzGerald (bass, until 1995), Craig Carpenter (bass, 1996 onwards) and Jonathan Lord (lead guitar, 1998). They released two albums on Setanta, ‘Mute’ (1994) and ‘Stooping To Fit’ (1998). In 2006, seven years after the end of Catchers, Grundle formed The Sleeping Years. To celebrate the 25 year anniversary of ‘Mute’ a remastered edition is about to be released via French label ulule. Dale will be on RTE 2fm tonight speaking to Dan Hegarty about the band and the upcoming shows. The band were the subject of a recent article in The Blackpool Sentinel. If anyone has the remaining session tracks or knows what they were we’d love to hear from you!

Beauty No 3 (1993)