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Cork Rock – Dan Hegarty documentary for 2FM

Posted in documentary, Music with tags , on April 15, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Details are sketchy for now but 8pm on Easter Monday sees RTE 2fm broadcast part one of a documentary produced by Dan Hegarty and Ian Wilson looking back at the Cork Rocks (1990) and Cork Rock (1991) festivals which took place in Sir Henry’s with the support of The Cork Examiner and RTE Radio 2.  More details and audio to follow post broadcast. On Wednesday Dan spoke to Craig Walker of Power of Dreams who performed in 1991 following the release of their debut album ‘Immigrants, Emigrants and Me’. Listen back to Dan’s music special here.

 

Dan Hegarty – Cork Rock Documentary – Part 1

Dan Hegarty | Cork Rock Part 2 1993 – 1995

 

Cork Rock (1991)

Posted in Fanning, live, Music with tags , , , , on February 23, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

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Update: Be sure to check out two excellent documentaries by Dan Hegarty on Cork Rock here. Also Colm O’Callaghan at The Blackpool Sentinel is doing sterling work and Cork Rock has been mentioned on at least one occasion e.g. Toasted Heretic. A second tape has been discovered featuring 90 minutes of Cork Rock broadcasts so we may be in for a new post on the subject.

Here’s what none other than Billboard magazine wrote about Cork Rock:

One important annual event for new talent in Ireland is Cork Rock, a showcase event sponsored by Radio 2FM, Hot Press magazine and the Irish Music Rights Organization. ..

2FM producer Jim Lockhart recalls 1991 as the event’s most memorable year, with appearances by The Cranberries, Therapy? and Sultans Of Ping, The Frank and Walters, Toasted Heretic and Chelsea Drugstore, today known as The Devlins.

The following tracks were all recorded from Dave Fanning’s 2FM radio show.

Toasted Heretic – Galway and Los Angeles

The Cranberries – Uncertain

The Frank and Walters – Michael

Azure Days – Blew My Clouds Away