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The Saw Doctors (1990 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on November 13, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Tuam’s finest, The Saw Doctors recorded a session for Dave Fanning in June 1990. One of the tracks ‘Captain Joe Fiddle’s’ was released as a B side and the 3 remaining tracks feature below. According to irishrock.org the original lineup of the band were Dave Carton (ex Blaze X) (vocals & guitar), Leo Moran (ex All Cats Are Gray), John Burke and Padraig Stevens. The Saw Doctors are currently working on a new album to be released in 2018. If you know who played on the session or have any other corrections please get in touch. Update: Thanks to a twitter reply adding Pearse Doherty (bass), John “Turps” Burke (mandolin, bouzouki, keyboards), John Donnelly (drums) and [maybe?] Padraic Stevens? (drums) and Tony Lambert (accordion).

Poison (1990)

Presentation Boarder (1990)

Why Do I Always Want You (1990)

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The Little Fish (1989 Session)

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

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From Galway, The Little Fish were Jimmy Fitzgerald (vocals & guitar), Brendan Duffy (guitar), Turlough Moore (bass) and Kieran Joyce (drums). On 14th November 1989 they recorded a 4 track session for Dave Fanning featuring ‘All about Eddy’, ‘Connemara Girl’, ‘Garden Gate’ and ‘Piece of your courage’. Fans of the band will be interested to hear that Jimmy and Turlough will be appearing at the Galway Hearts festival on July 27th:

A festival highlight will be a celebration of Galway band The Little Fish on Thursday 27th at 7pm. ‘The Story of…The Little Fish’ will see Jimmy Fitzgerald and Turlough Moore perform songs like ‘Patsy Child’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘It’s Waiting That I Hate’, and ‘Long Grass’ and reminisce about the band (admission €6).

Galway Advertiser (13/7/2017)

Connemara Girl (1989)

All About Eddy (1989)

Swinging Swine (Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , on March 2, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Cian Nugent mentioned recently on twitter that he was a fan of “80s country punk outfit” Swinging Swine so when I subsequently came across this track on a tape I couldn’t resist. This particular copy of the track came from Eamonn Dowd himself on a CD of early tracks he kindly sent us years ago. Eamonn is still going strong and has two bands on the go – one in Ireland and a second in Sweden where he now lives. He has just released an EP with latter outfit The Lost Souls available here. The amazing vocals are of course by Joanne Loughman who barring an appearance on the David Long solo LP is keeping a low profile.

Poisoned By Love (Demo)

All Cats Are Gray (1985 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , on June 9, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

all cats are gray From Tuam, Co. Galway, All Cats Are Gray were brothers Kevin (guitar, lead vocals) and Mousey McHugh (bass, vocals),  Declan Connolly (keyboards), Jimmy Mullins (guitar) and Red McGrath (drums). Mousey,  Alan Flynn and Leo Moran later went on to form Too Much For The Whiteman. These two tracks are from a 1985 demo which also featured ‘The Elphin’. Too Much For The Whiteman are reforming for a one off show at the upcoming Sugarbeet Festival in Tuam Stadium on Saturday 22nd August 2015.

acag Brigitte Bardot (1985)

The Bed Is Rough (1985)

GUAVA (2000 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on March 26, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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From Galway, GUAVA were active from 1997 until 2000. The band featured Dave Garol (vocals, guitar, electronics), Maria Shiel (vocals, guitar, bodhran), Joe Keane (bass), Mark Dempsey (guitar) and Ryan Lacey (drums). They recorded this session for Dave Fanning in 2000.

Funk #1 Instrumental / Modification / Slow Down / See Down Here (2000)

The Swinging Swine (1988 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on January 24, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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The very first artist to feature on this site was Galway band The Swinging Swine. The lineup that recorded today’s session were (I hope) Joanne Loughman (vocals), Eamonn Dowd (guitar, vocals), Doug Steen (lead guitar), Hugh O’Carroll (fiddle), John Lalor (bass) and Billy Geraghty (drums). The session was recorded on 16th March 1988. Eamonn Dowd plays O’Keefe’s, Clonmel 21st Feb and Tom Steele’s, Ennis 22nd Feb 2014. Joanne Loughman featured on a track on David Long‘s solo album last year.

I Won’t Be Home Tonight (1988)

All You Need Is Love (1988)

This Wicked World / Everything Will Shine (1988)

Toasted Heretic (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on November 29, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

From Galway Toasted Heretic were Declan Collins (guitars), Neil Farrell (programming, keyboards & backing vocals) and Julian Gough (vocals). Other members Breffni O’Rourke & Aonghus McMahon “couldnt afford the train fare”. Engineer was Paddy McBreen, Ian Wilson produced.

Another Day Another Riot

Satellite Dishes

Don’t Scuff My Tan

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