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The Chapter House (1986 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on February 25, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Seventh Heaven (1996)

Possessed (1986)

The Perfect Crime (1986)

From Cork, The Chapter House were Ann Redmond (vocals), Paul Moore (drums) and Skully (keyboards). Anne Redmond was previously in Porcelyn Tears while Skully was in Real Mayonnaize. Skully later formed Metisse who recorded an as yet unlocated Fanning session. This session was recorded on April 14th 1986. Thank you to Nick and Joe for digging it out.

Music Love Drugs War – Geraldine Quigley

Posted in Books, Music with tags , on January 28, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but ever since we saw Geraldine Quigley‘s debut novel we been hooked. Geraldine spoke to Sean Rocks for RTÉ Arena last week to shed some light on the book and how it came to be. Set in 1981 it’s a coming of age tale where the young protagonists do their best to ignore the Troubles and do what teenagers do best – listen to music and go to the pub. Those of you with access to Spotify might also enjoy Geraldine’s accompanying playlist .

RTÉ Arena Interview (2018)

The Would Be’s (1989 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on January 9, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Today’s post was prompted by Abstract Analogue who posted a March 22nd 1990 Hot Press interview by Tony Clayton-Lea with The Would Be’s. From Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, The Would Be’s were Julie McDonnell (vocals), Mattie Finnegan (guitar), Paul Finnegan (guitar), Eamonn Finnegan (bass), Pascal Smith (drums), Aidine O’Reilly (trombone, sax,, violin). Eileen Gogan, most recently to be found performing with Microdisney at the National Concert Hall, also fronted the band for a number of years. Serendipitously the band met at the launch of Tony’s ‘101 Irish Records You Must Hear Before You Die‘ and decided to give it another go. They subsequently released ‘Beautiful Mess‘ in 2013 and performed around the country. The remaining session tracks were ‘All This Rubbish’, ‘Funny Ha Ha’, ‘My Radio Sounds Different In The Dark’.

So This Is Not The End Of The World (1989)

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Geiro (1989)

Posted in Music with tags , on January 3, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Geiro recorded a Fanning session in 1989 but we do not know if this is one of the tracks. We have no information on the band but we do like this track a lot. If you have any details on the band please get in touch.

Bewithered (1989)

The Cranberries (In Concert 1993)

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 21, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

 

The-CranberriesWe are still in shock at the very sad news of Dolores O’Riordan. There have been many great tributes and this morning Dave Fanning and Ian Wilson remembered Dolores by playing clips from this 1993 interview. Thanks to a reader we now have a recording of a live show by The Cranberries at the Tivoli on 18th December 1993. Dave broadcast this over 2 weeks so there is a join half way through and the 2 final tracks on each side of the C60 are abbreviated. We think you’ll enjoy the recording nevertheless. Thank you Padraig Keane for the recording.

In Concert (1993)

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Posted in Music with tags , on January 15, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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“Dolores O’Riordan is the name of the singer, you may need to remember that” John Peel plays The Cranberries in 1991.

Katell Keineg (1991 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on November 21, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Katell Keineg is a Breton-Welsh singer-songwriter based in Wales who lived for a time in Ireland. We believe this session dates from 1991 and was recorded live on the Dave Fanning show although Dave may have been absent on this particular night. There were at least 2 tracks performed ‘Watergrasshill’ and ‘Caution To The Wind’.