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Ian Wilson retires from RTÉ

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 6, 2019 by Fanning Sessions
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Jim Lockhart, Ian Wilson and Dave Fanning

On the occasion of Ian Wilson‘s last official day at RTÉ before retirement he crossed the corridor for a chat with Dave Fanning and Jim Lockhart. Over the next 30 mins they reminisced in usual fashion with Dave reading out some tributes received from among others; The Atrix, The Hitchers, Orange Fettishes, Grevious Angels and My Little Funhouse. There were some great tales of recording the Scary Éire session and Ian locking Dave out of the studio when he turned up late for a Prefab Sprout interview. There is also an answer to the question as to whether U2 recorded the first Fanning session.

Visual Eyes – RTE Guide (1986)

Posted in Music with tags , on July 20, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

We’ve stumbled across a source of RTE Guides from the 80s so of course we requested articles featuring Dave Fanning. The first hit is an article from August 15th 1986 previewing new TV series ‘Visual Eyes‘. The 40 minute interview with Janis Long on BBC Radio 1 has us intrigued – who were the 28 bands? Our man on the scanner Drama Dave is beavering away on a website so as they say – stay tuned 😉