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Grant McLennan (The Go-Betweens) – Dave Fanning Interview (18 May 1986)

Posted in Music with tags , , on August 27, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

This recording comes courtesy of Limerick born artist and sometime guitarist Donald Teskey. Donald was recently a guest of John Kelly on the Mystery Train Sunday Service.

A recording of a lovely interview from the Dave Fanning rock show with (the late) Grant McLennan from 18 May 1986 on the occasion of the Go-Betweens first gigs in Ireland. They had just played an open air lunchtime concert in Trinity College, which I was at, and being a massive fan I rushed home to record to the interview that evening. (Robert Forster tells a story about the same event in his recently published memoir ‘Grant & I: Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens’). They then played Trinity Ball which was on the following day. The interview is really good natured and delves into the bands influences etc. with some unusual music choices by Grant.

Ian Dury – Dave Fanning Interview (1981)

Posted in Fanning, interview, Music, radio with tags , , on September 20, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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Shortly after Ian Dury’s death in 2000 following a long illness, Dave Fanning paid tribute by broadcasting a 31st July 1981 interview with the singer-songwriter. Thank you John for digging out the recording.

Ian Dury Interview (1981)

 

Interference (2012 Session)

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

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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)

Ben E. King – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Posted in interview, Music with tags , , , on May 6, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

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Sadly Ben E. King recently passed away at the age of 76. To commemorate Ben here’s an interview he did with Mickey Bradley back in 1986 when the soul legend visited Derry.

Ben E King – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

David Bowie ‘Tonight’ reviewed by Tom McLaughlin (1984)

Posted in radio with tags , , on December 16, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

Time to break our duck with something a little bit unusual. This is either very unfair or very apt given David Bowie’s recent renaissance. In 1984 he released ‘Tonight‘, his sixteenth studio album to mixed reviews. In this clip from the Dave Fanning RTE2 radio show Tom McLaughlin of Light a Big Fire offers his take on the album.

In other news voting for the inevitable Fanning’s Fab 50 is underway with the event itself taking place on Monday 22nd December and Tuesday 23th from 10pm-1am. Check out Dan Hegarty’s ‘Top 50 Irish Albums Of 2014‘ for some inspiration.

While we’re going off topic, all the best to Mr Terri Hooley who is in hospital at the minute. Get well soon Terri.

Tom McLaughlin (1984)

If like me you think it’s time to listen to the album check it out on youtube here:

A House (1987 Interview)

Posted in Fanning, interview, Music, radio, session with tags , , on October 31, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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How do I casually mention that Mr Dave Couse is back on our airwaves from Monday 3rd November filling in for Paul McLoone on TodayFM? How about another Dave Fanning interview? This one features ‘I Think I’m Going Mad’ (live), ‘Call Me Blue’ (brand new single out 11th July), ‘You Break Me Up’ (live), ‘Heart Happy’ (live) and ‘Plain or Pearl’ (another of the 4 tracks from the 12″). Check out Dave 3rd – 13th November 9pm-midnight on TodayFM.

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A House interview Dave Fanning (1987)

Big Country – Dave Fanning Interview (1986)

Posted in Fanning, interview, Music, radio with tags , , on September 28, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

One good interview begets another. Recorded during the same tour as the recently posted Mickey Bradley interview, here are Stuart and Ian from Big Country on RTE Radio2 with the venerable Dave Fanning on November 26th 1986. Thank you to the kind reader who dug this out.

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Big Country – Dave Fanning Interview (26.11.1986)