Archive for in memoriam

Larry Gogan R.I.P.

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 7, 2020 by Fanning Sessions

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Tom Dunne paid fitting tribute on his Newstalk show the evening the sad news reached us that esteemed broadcaster Larry Gogan had died. We were struck by how supportive Larry had been of local music and the number of bands he played on his shows who might not have been used to national airtime outside Dave Fanning’s show.

boomtown rats – like clockwork
u2 – in gods country
joe dolan – when god created woman
phil lynott – old town
blades – downmarket
golden horde – friends in time
something happens – forget georgia
aslan – this is
the freshmen –
the johnsons
dickie rocks – simple simon says
tom petty & the heartbreakers – the last dj
willie nelson – for real (tom petty)
jerry fish – true friends
relish – you i’m thinking of
divine comedy – songs of love
u2 – a sort of homecoming
cranberries – linger
rory gallagher – wheels within wheels
those nervous animals – business enterprise
undertones – wednesday week
u2 – still havent found what i’m looking for (live at madison square gardens)
liam o’flynn – joyce’s tune

Dennis Herlihy (R.I.P.)

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 2, 2020 by Fanning Sessions

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In September 2019 the world lost much loved and admired Cork sound engineer and tour manager Dennis Herlihy. Dennis was tour manager for Aslan, Donovan and The Wolfe Tones to name but three and worked on many gigs and events over the years. A complete list of acts he worked with may well be beyond our scope but we thought we’d mention those featured on this site. To the best of our knowledge, the following acts recorded music with Dennis at the helm: 3355409s, Adolf Grunt, Bennys Head, Berserk, Berlin, Burning Embers, Cypress, Mine!, Expresso Mambo, Hooky, The Boy The Boy, Porcelyn Tears, Shimpu Zig Zag, Anthony & De Confidence, Max Von Rap, The O’Malleys, Belsonic Sound, Power Of Dreams, Very Much In Love, Light A Big Fire, The Frank & Walters. Jim Casey has kindly lent us a selection of tapes belonging to Dennis featuring many of the bands listed and we hope to feature some of these in 2020.

Aidan McCarthy (1981)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on November 18, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

We recently took possession, on loan, of a number of tapes, DATs and minidiscs belonging to the esteemed Cork sound engineer Dennis Herlihy who died in September. Dennis was well known for his work with Sir Henry’s and the Triskel and was at the helm recording many great Irish bands such as Light A Big Fire, Belsonic Sound and Power Of Dreams. We hope to compile a comprehensive list in due course.

This first recording from his archive is one of the earliest, dated February 1981. Labelled Aiden McCarthy we didn’t immediately recognise it but some comments on Facebook soon set us straight. Aidan featured in a number of Cork bands; Berzerk, The Kidz, Romeo Butcher and according to Ricky Dineen in the Paul McDermott Oral History played a role in the formation of Nun Attax. One further band fronted by Aidan was Adolf Grunt who as it happens featured Dennis Herlihy on guitar..

dennis herlihy tribute

On Wednesday November 20th in the Crane Lane, Cork there will be a tribute concert for Dennis. Artists performing include The Service, Dizzy Blues Band, Hank Wedel and John Doherty of Little Hours. Doors are at 8.30pm and entry is free.

Fergus O’Farrell R.I.P.

Posted in Music with tags , , on February 4, 2016 by Fanning Sessions
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Interference in 2007 – Fergus O’Farrell, Paul Tiernan, Marja Gaynor, Bertrand Galen (c) Jason Lee

We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn yesterday of the death o Fergus O’Farrell of highly regarded Interference. There have been many poignant tributes and some great pieces posted to the Interference Archive facebook page so we’ll keep it short and redirect you there. There is a lovely tribute on the Clongoes website where Fergus went to school (and formed Interference). Nadine O’Regan interviewed Fergus for the Sunday Business Post in 2011. There are also 3 very enjoyable pieces by John Foley on irishphiladelphia.com. And finally Interference recorded this Fanning session in 1988.

Glen Hansard on the Tom Dunne show (3.2.2016)