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The Outpatients….! (1988 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , , on January 8, 2020 by Fanning Sessions

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From Finglas in Dublin, The Outpatients were Ronan Collins (drums), Pat Kelly (vocals & guitar), Greg O’Beirne (guitar) and Noel Cunningham (bass). ‘Pearl’ is a longtime favourite round these parts so it is a source of embarrassment that we have not featured them until now. This recording comes from the Pat O’Mahony collection which has been digitised and returned but so far only dipped into. There were two other Outpatients tapes in Pat’s box but unfortunately they would not play, we suspect the The Outpatients took a leaf from the Mission Impossible playbook – the tapes self destruct after 30 years. Thanks to Gavin for the gentle reminder. If there are others you’d like to hear then make yourselves heard. For some great comments check out this post on the Dublin Opinion blog as part of their Irish music thread. The Outpatients have also featured on the excellent Cloudberry Records blog.

When We Were Young

Pearl

Rocksteady Freddy

Smalltalk

When We Were Young (vodka version)

Barry McCormack (2019 Tom Dunne interview)

Posted in Music with tags , , , on December 9, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Former Jubilee Allstar Barry McCormack has just released his seventh solo album ‘Mean Time‘. A recent album of the week on the Tom Dunne show, Tom invited Barry into the Newstalk studio for a very enjoyable chat. Barry plays an early evening show at Coughlan’s of Cork on Feb 15th 2020.

Tom Dunne interview (4th Dec 2019)

Those Handsome Devils (1984 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on December 3, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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We’ve been on the lookout for this session for some time so hats off to Seán Dee for doing the business this time round. Those Handsome Devils were Seán Foy (guitar & vocals), Pat Harte (bass), Frank Rynne (guitar) and Johnny Bonnie (drums). They recorded this session for Dave Fanning on Feb 20th 1984. Correction: changed year from 1983 to 1984, master list of session details was incorrect.

Sitting On Top Of The World
If You Knew My Gal
Lonesome Train
Johnny Cynic

Wilderness Years (1988 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on March 23, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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From Dublin, Wilderness Years were Ray Williams (vocals & guitar), Phil Nea (guitar), Derek Lee (bass) and Darragh Broe (drums). They recorded a Fanning session on 17/09/1985 featuring four tracks, two we have today and two further tracks ‘Original Sin’ and ‘Growing up with Winston’. We recently bumped into Derek Lee at the Microdisney reunion and he has promised to get in touch. He has featured in many bands over the years e.g. Sack, MBV, Daniel Figgis and he and Darragh were also members of Guernica. Thank you Conor & Karen Murray for doing the honours.

Don’t Change Your Mind (1985)

Never Knew How Much I Cared (1985)

The Candyshop (1994 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 23, 2018 by Fanning Sessions
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L-R Stephen Robinson, Dave Dorgan, Sean Ryan, Mark Byrne

The Candyshop were Stephen Robinson (vocals), Dave Dorgan (guitar), Mark Byrne (bass) and Sean Ryan (drums). This tape comes from the recently acquired Pat O’Mahony archive which we are churning through despite much visible progress. Thanks to Mark Byrne for digging out the band photos. Mark and Sean featured on The Harvest Ministers session with Mark later joining the band full time. Dave later formed Candy Apple Red while Sean was to be found in The Swinging Swine and Honey Thieves.

Change Your Mind (1994)

Pictures Of James (1994)

Falling For You (1994)

Bunny Hoover (1996)

Posted in Music with tags , , on April 13, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

bunny hooverFrom Dublin, Bunny Hoover were Niall Meagher (vocals & guitar), James Guinevan (guitar & vocals), Martin Arthur (bass & vocals) and Ronan McDonnell (drums). James, Niall and Martin were previously in The Visitors. The band released a debut album ‘Cheaper In China‘ in 1995. These tracks however are from a tape of their unreleased second album recorded in 1996. Producer of the tracks which were recorded at Bow Lane Studios was Paul Thomas. Thanks to John Foyle for all the help with this post.

Unpopular (1996)

Happy (1996)

Ask At The Front Desk (1996)

The Baby Snakes (1985 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , on March 28, 2015 by Fanning Sessions
Photo by Michael Rynne,  L-R Pat O'Brien (bass), Niall O'Sullivan (guitars), Frank Rynne (vocals) Ciaran Byrne (drums)

Photo by Michael Rynne, L-R Pat O’Brien (bass), Niall O’Sullivan (guitars), Frank Rynne (vocals) Ciaran Byrne (drums)

The Baby Snakes recorded a three track Fanning session on 14th October 1985 of which we have two tracks. The band were Frank Rynne (vocals & guitar), Niall O’Sullivan (guitar), Dick Barry (bass), Ciaran O’Brien (drums) and John Ryan (keyboards). Check out irishrock.org for full details and some great press clippings.

The Prophet (1985)

Moonlight (1985)