Archive for danceline records

Finbarr Doherty & The Henry Girls, Workman’s Club 11th Feb 2012

Posted in Music with tags , , , on January 27, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Observant readers will remember Finbarr Doherty from Carndonagh band 33rd Hurricane. 33rd Hurricane were Finbarr (vocals, guitar), Liam Bradley (drums, backing vocals), Delilah Cuddihy (keyboards, backing vocals), John McGrory (guitar), and Neil McGrory (bass). The band appeared on RTE TV in the early 1990s on shows On The Waterfront and 2fm Beatbox.

Finbarr is still treading the boards and can be seen on February 11th in Dublin’s Workmans Club where he shares a double header with fellow Inishowen natives The Henry Girls for a recession busting €10. Finbarr released his third solo album ‘Skyscrapers’ in July 2011.

The Henry Girls have just released their fourth album ‘December Moon’ and have embarked on an extensive tour of Ireland and Germany.

These two 33rd Hurricane compositions can be found on the Danceline Records ‘Nationwide Vol 2‘ compilation.

Goodbye (1989)

December Days (1989)

Ego Minefield

Posted in Music with tags , on December 16, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

From Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ego Minefield were Mark Bradley (vocals/guitar), Danny McTaggart (guitar), Marty McElroy (bass) and John Lafferty (drums). They released two singles on Danceline Records, ‘All In Your Mind’ (1990) and ‘Fear of Falling’ (1990). These two tracks appeared on the Danceline cassette ‘Nationwide 3’. Sadly Mark Bradley passed away suddenly in August this year.

All In Your Mind (1989)

Strange To Me (1989)

The Joys

Posted in Music with tags , , on December 15, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

I know very little about this Dublin band, apart from the fact that Terry Hackett apparently played drums. This track featured on the Nationwide Vol 3 cassette compilation from Danceline Records in 1989. As usual if you know more please leave a comment or send an email.

Update: Deirdre O’Neill was the vocalist, she went on to further success with Junkster.

Update #2: This song was one of four recorded at Sun Studios on 11th June 1990. The line up was Deirdre O’Neill (vocals), Pat Murphy (guitar), Graham Darcy (bass), Aidan Lane (guitar) and Anto Darcy (drums). The session was engineered by Paul Lacey.

Cheshire Cat (1989)

The Would Be’s (1990)

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , , , on March 15, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

The Would-Be's circa 1990's

From Kingscourt in Co. Cavan, The Would Be’s were formed in 1989 by the Finnegan brothers from ashes of The Nobody’s. The Would Be’s were Julie McDonnell (vocals), Mattie Finnegan (guitar), Paul Finnegan (guitar), Eamonn Finnegan (bass), Pascal Smith (drums), Aidine O’Reilly (trombone/sax/violin ). They released a self financed single ‘I’m Hardly Ever Wrong’ in 1990 on Danceline Records which was championed by John Peel for whom they recorded a session in February that same year. The single made it to number 12 in that year’s Festive Fifty. Julie McDonnell later left and was replaced by Eileen Gogan. The band broke up in 1992 but reformed for some gigs in 2000 with Karen Cunningham on vocals duties. Check out their entry in the Dublin Opinion ‘Great Irish Bands’ series.

I’m Hardly Ever Wrong (1990)

The Malfunctions (part two)

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , , , on January 20, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

The Malfunctions have already featured as have The Wild Herrings from whence this Ballyshannon act evolved but they are in my mind because Fiona and Irene Pender again gracing the stage this time as The Pender Sisters. I have yet to read any reviews of those gigs so if anyone would like to drop a line or post some recordings please do. This track is taken from the 1989 Danceline Records compilation Nationwide.

Don’t Kick Me Now (1989)

The Trainwalkers

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , on January 11, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

The TrainwalkersThanks to Conor over at Dublin Opinion for these tracks which featured on the 1989 Danceline Records compilation Nationwide. Incidentally Eddie Joyce or Steddie Eddie of Danceline fame is still active so check him out on MySpace or on Twitter.

The Trainwalkers from Tallaght, were formed in 1988 by John Prendergast (guitar), Mark Willis (bass), Paul Bolger (vocals) and John Ritchie (drums). Paul Bolger left in 1989 with Mark Willis assuming vocal duties and Fintan Doyle drafted in as second guitarist. The band recorded one Fanning session in 1989 and were runners-up in the Carling/Hot Press finals in 1989. The Trainwalkers now have a MySpace page with audio and video and expanded bio..

Girl I Used To Know (1989)

Kit Kat (1989)

The Conspiracy (1988)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music with tags , , , on October 8, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

The Conspiracy were Greg Pearle (vocals), Eamon Mitchell (guitar), Keith Geraghty (bass) and Michael Dunphy (drums). Two of their tracks featured on the 1988 Danceline Records compilation ‘Swimming Out Of The Pool‘. This is one of those songs from that record. The band photo from the album sleeveis courtesy the Irish Rock Discography


Badlands (1988)

JFK (1988)

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

Today’s track is from Dublin band JFK, one of two songs they had on a 1988 Danceline Records compilation ‘Swimming Out Of The Pool‘. JFK or Just For Kicks were Donal Burton (vocals), Bill Campbell (guitar), Chris Mullen (bass) and Peter Cush (drums).


The Room Is Empty (1988)