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Breaking Out – Fergus O’Farrell (Interference) documentary

Posted in documentary, Music with tags on February 6, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Michael McCormack (Dave Fanning Interview, 2017)

On Sunday following a sold out all star tribute show in Cork and ahead of a similar show in Dublin, Dave Fanning was joined by filmmaker Michael McCormack. Michael has spent the last 10 years working on a documentary about the Interference frontman Fergus O’Farrell. The project is now in it’s final stages and if you’d like to help please visit the ‘Breaking Outindiegogo page. The band’s second album ‘The Sweet Spot’ has also just been launched, an album that itself was 7 years in the making.

Interference (2012 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on February 5, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

Interference

As we posted yesterday Fergus O’Farrell passed away suddenly this week. We’ve been listening to Interference non stop since we heard the news and we thoughts readers might like to hear the following recording..

On September 10th 2012 on his RTE 2XM show Dan Hegarty broadcast a session from Interference who were in the Father Matthew studio in Cork.

Fergus O’Farrell brings Paul Tiernan along for this live special from the Cork studio. Interference are one of the most compelling groups to emerge from the Irish music scene in the 1990s, a fact recognised by their inclusion in the current TV series, Other Voices: Songs from a Room. The band’s sound crosses all rock/folk/traditional divides with their string driven hypnotic sound, making a concert a truly moving experience.

‘Don’t Go Down’ / ‘Thirteenth Floor’ / interview / ‘I’m Your Man’ / ‘American Townland’

Interference – Fr Matthew Session & Interview (2012)

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)

Interference (1988 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on December 28, 2013 by Fanning Sessions
Interference in 2007 - Fergus O'Farrell, Paul Tiernan, Marja Gaynor, Bertrand Galen (c) Jason Lee

Interference in 2007 – Fergus O’Farrell, Paul Tiernan, Marja Gaynor, Bertrand Galen (c) Jason Lee

In 1988 as far as I can make out Interference were Fergus O’Farrell (vocals, piano & guitar), James O’Leary (guitars,) Maurice Culligan (piano, keyboards), Kevin Murphy (bass, cello), Cal MacCarthy (drums), Colm McCaughey (fiddle). They recorded this Fanning session on 10th February 1988. Also worth checking out is ‘A Talent for Life – The Fergus O’Farrell Story‘ an RTE Radio 1 documentary.

Interference (1988) courtesy Interference Archive

Interference (1988) courtesy Interference Archive

Raise The Blade (1988)

Ordinary Man (1988)

Perfection (1988)