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A Wee Night For Uaneen (2001)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on June 10, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

‘A Wee Night For Uaneen’ was a tribute concert in memory of the much loved RTE 2fm broadcaster Uaneen Fitzimons who died tragically on 22nd November 2000. The show took place on Sunday 4th March 2001 in the Olympia Theatre and featured Ash, Bell X1, The Blue Nile, Paddy Casey, The Devlins, The Frames, David Kitt, Mundy, Gavin Friday, Sinead O’Connor, Relish, Sack, Snow Patrol, The Undertones and Wilt. The show was broadcast live on RTE 2fm and these edited highlights featured recently on the Dan Hegarty show to mark 40 years of 2fm.
Update: Thanks to Damian Reade updating post with a recording of the full 2fm broadcast. The show was introduced by Dave Fanning who also provided continuity on the night as did Mike Edgar, John Kelly, Jim Sheridan and Tony Fenton

sack – the kiss i miss?
sack – ?
relish – aint no sunshine when she’s gone
relish – rainbow zephyr
prayerboat – ?
prayerboat – saved
mundy – gin & tonic sky
mundy – wait in vain (with sinead o’connor)
wilt – this one goes out (r.e.m.)
wilt – radio disco
snow patrol –
snow patrol – one night is not enough
david kitt –
david kitt –
therapy? – lonely, cryin’, only
therapy? – screamager
paddy casey – sweet suburban sky
paddy casey – whatever gets you through
deus – 2:45 am (elliot smith)
deus – instant street
ash – shining light
ash – girl from mars
the undertones – you’ve got my number
the undertones – over you
the undertones – teenage kicks
the undertones – here comes the summer
bellx1 –
bellx1 – i think i’m going back (dusty springfield)
the devlins – there is a light
the devlins – waiting (with robert bell of the blue nile)
the blue nile – easter parade
the blue nile – tomorrow morning
the blue nile – all the way
gavin friday & maurice seezer – angel
gavin friday & maurice seezer – yellow (coldplay)
gavin friday & maurice seezer – thief of your heart (with sinead o’connor)
sinead o’connor – the healing room (with mundy)
sinead o’connor – the singing bird (with mundy)
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – little arithmetics
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – the whole of the moon
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – revelate
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – star, star

Gavin Friday & Maria McKee (1992)

Posted in live, Music, session with tags , , , on July 5, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

gavin friday & maria mckee

We recently came across a tape recording of a Gerry Ryan Unplugged show, where Gerry devoted an hour to live recordings of tracks performed by guests on his show over the previous 12 months. These guests included Gavin Friday & Maria McKee, Honor Heffernan, Luka Bloom, Frances Black & Kieran Goss, Nigel Kennedy, The Golden Horde and The 4 Of Us. I most recently came across Gerry Ryan or rather a documentary he narrated and which was first broadcast on 31st January 1981 ‘No Time To Be 21‘ which explored the punk scene in Ireland. A contributor to that documentary was Gavin Friday who was in town recently for a performance of WB Yeats with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill at the National Library. The track Gavin and Maria performed on the Gerry Ryan show in 1992 was most recently performed at Carnegie Hall where Gavin celebrated his 50th birthday with a host of well known guests (pictured).

Ballad Of Immoral Earnings (1992)