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Michael Gerrard LMFM Sessions

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2021 by Fanning Sessions

A recent tweet by Michael Gerrard stopped us in our tracks. The longtime LMFM and Boyneside Radio DJ and producer shared images of a number of homegrown compilations of sessions recorded for the Tony Clayton Lea Rock show in the 1990s featuring a who’s who of Irish acts of the time. A House, Aslan, Something Happens!, The Revenants, The Pale, The Joshua Trio, The Blue Angels, The Golden Horde, The Frames, The Stunning, The Sawdoctors, Engine Alley, Ghost Of An American Airman, Grasshopper, The Wilde Oscars, Brian Kennedy and Darling Sugar Honey all recorded sessions for the show. These acts were usually in Drogheda to play shows at The Boxing Club where Michael would invariably be on pre/post show DJ duties. If the following examples are anything to go by we could be looking at a great compilation release.

The Revenants ‘Here Comes A Regular’

The Blue Angels ‘Never Let You Down’

Dorian Mood (Almost News, 1985)

Posted in Music with tags , , on March 22, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Came across this while browsing the excellent Brand New Retro site run by Dundalk’s Dougie Devlin. It’s a review of the first Dorian Mood gig in Drogheda monthly ‘Almost News’. The editor of said publication was none other than Tony Clayton-Lea of ‘101 Irish Records‘ fame. The reviewer is Enda Murray.

Dorian Mood (Visual Eyes)

Posted in Music with tags , , , on February 2, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

Catch Drogheda’s favourite sons Dorian Mood perform ‘Tomorrow’ on RTE’s Visual Eyes in 1986.