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The Last Night Shift / Night Train

Posted in Music, radio with tags , on June 8, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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On the occasion of the last ever Night Shift and Night Train shows Gerry Ryan and Mark Cagney splashed out on champagne and chips to send off their respective shows in a befitting style. This might bring back a few memories..

The Last Night Shift (1988)

Gerry Ryan – The Nightshift (1987)

Posted in Music, radio with tags on September 19, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Hard to believe that over two years have passed since Gerry Ryan‘s untimely death. Most will remember him for his RTE TV and 2fm morning radio shows but readers of this site will also remember Gerry Ryan and his 8-10pm Nightshift show sandwiched between Dave Fanning and Mark Cagney’s Nighttrain. Here’s a little sample of what you might have heard, I editd the clip to preserve the anonymity of the pen pal letter writer..

Nightshift (1987)

Gavin Friday & Maria McKee (1992)

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

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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)