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In Concert – Favourite Gigs of Ireland’s Music Community

Posted in Books, Music with tags , , , on January 8, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Niall McGuirk of the Hope Foundation needs no introduction. He and Micheal Murphy decided to do something to support Syrian refugees and the result is an excellent new book titled ‘In Concert – Favourite Gigs of Ireland’s Music Community‘. As they say in the introduction they put the word out to friends and family asking – What was your favourite gig? The book features 105 of the replies they received arranged chronologically making for a must read book for the Irish music fan. It features contributions from members of bands many of whom have featured on this site – Those Handsome Devils, The Babysnakes, The Gorehounds, Engine Alley, That Petrol Emotion, The Undertones, Rocky DeValera, Paranoid Visions, Mexican Pets, Jam Jar Jail, In Tua Nua, The Devlins, Stiff Little Fingers, Bellx1, Thin Lizzy, The Frames, Lir, DC Nien, Tokyo Olympics, The Golden Horde, Whipping Boy, Pleasure Cell, Sultans of Ping, Luggage, The Pogues, Radiators from Space, Stano, Into Paradise, The Fountainhead, Aidan Walsh & Cactus World News. Also featured are a bunch of folk we know from the internet like Tony Clayton-Lea, Dave O’Grady, Colm O’Callaghan, Jim Carroll, Justin McDaid, Pete Murphy, Eoin Devereux, Paul McDermott and Garry O’Neill. Anyway you get the picture, the book is a great read, will have you kicking yourself you missed some of these shows, making your own list of fave gigs and maybe even get you up off the couch to go see some of these acts before they call it a day. The book is for a very good cause – all proceeds go to the Irish Red Cross and can be purchased for €15 including post+packaging here. Update: The official launch is in Liberty Hall at 7pm on January 24th.

The Fat Lady Sings (In Concert)

Posted in Fanning, live, radio with tags , , on September 19, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

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Formed by Nick Kelly, The Fat Lady Sings released two albums ‘Twist’ (1991) and ‘Johnson’ (1993). A retrospective double album ‘The Fat Lady Singles’ (2005) was also released. Nick became interested in Film and is now an award winning short film maker. His latest musical alter ego is Alien Envoy who’s album ‘Nine Lives’ (2010) was the culmination of a nine month ‘gestation‘ project. I have no details on this recording but will update the post as details emerge..

In Concert

The Undertones (In Concert)

Posted in live, Music, radio with tags , , on September 15, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

Formed in Derry in 1975 by Feargal Sharkey (vocals), Damian O’Neill (guitar), John O’Neill (guitar), Michael Bradley (bass) and Billy Doherty (drums). The Undertones debut single ‘Teenage Kicks’, was released on Terri Hooley’s Good Vibrations label in 1978 and so enamoured Radio One DJ John Peel that he declared it his “favourite record of all time”.

when saturday comes
i don’t know
the love parade
untouchable
teenage kicks
chain of love
lets talk about girls
conscious
jump boys

In Concert (1983)

The Golden Horde (Eurorock 3/11/1988)

Posted in live with tags , , on August 7, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

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Time for another live show this time from the Irish institution that is The Golden Horde. The show was originally recorded on 3/11/1988 as part of the Eurorock festival in Groningen, Holland but broadcast on radio in 1989. More details at IrishRock and the Golden Horde site. Thank you to the folk over at diyirishhardcorepunkarchive for the original and to Cathal for digging it out and cleaning it up.

Knock on Wood
It is I
Everything Under the Sun
Codeine
Rorschach
Stick With Me
Fiona
Adrienne

Golden Horde – In Concert (1988)

Light A Big Fire (In Concert – Complete)

Posted in Fanning, live, Music with tags , , on February 1, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

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Thanks to the efforts of a generous reader I am now able to offer the full FM recording of Light A Big Fire in concert as broadcast by Dave on his show in 1985.  If anyone has other concerts by Irish bands from the 80’s please get in touch, The Blades are just one name that springs to mind..

Light A Big Fire
Millionaire City
Danny’s Got A New Career
Drive
I See People
You Can Love a Woman
Green Boys
Smoky Joe’s Cafe
Mr Twilight

Light A Big Fire (In Concert)