Archive for #iwd

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)



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

the-cranberries-26th-october-1991-melody-maker (2)

“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

katell keinig

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’.



In Tua Nua (1988)

Posted in Fanning, live, Music, radio with tags , on September 27, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

in tua nua tour

This unreleased track by In Tua Nua was recorded live on the Dave Fanning show when the band dropped in to celebrate the launch of their second album ‘The Long Acre’ in late 1988. In Tua Nua are about to set out on their first Irish tour since that same year.

Jealous Knife (1988)

Deirdre O Callaghan – The Drum Thing

Posted in Music with tags , , on October 29, 2016 by Fanning Sessions


Originally from Cork, photographer Deirdre O Callaghan has just published ‘The Drum Thing’ featuring portraits and interviews with almost 100 famous drummers. Earlier this week she spoke to Tom Dunne and this morning she was interviewed in studio by Dave Fanning. A member of the original team at ‘Dazed & Confused’ magazine, Deirdre has managed to carve out a successful career uniting her passions for music and photography. Past projects include ‘Hide That Can‘ a four year project photographing the men of the Camden hostel Arlington House many of whom are Irish who emigrated in the 50’s and 60’s.

Dave Fanning interview

Tom Dunne interview

Flex & The Fastweather – Little Pieces

Posted in Music with tags , on April 14, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

flex & fastweather

Sad news from Cork in the last couple of days, Mandy Murphy singer with Flex & The Fastweather has passed away. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

.”I will never forget those occasions when we sang together….her beautiful haunting voice” Christy Moore

Flex & The Fastweather – Little Pieces (1986)

The Skips (1989 Session – Part 2)

Posted in Music with tags , on March 22, 2016 by Fanning Sessions


We’re on a bit of a Derrick Dalton thing at the minute thanks to Ken Sweeney & Tom Dunne’s Irish jangle show (Crumb session in the works).  The Skips were Amanda Claxton (vocals), Derrick Dalton (guitar), Pete Corrigan (bass) and Darren Nolan (drums). This is the remainder of their 1989 Fanning session we posted the first half of here. Thanks to Paul for digging this out.

Scream From Within (1989)

Forever Free (1989)


Darren & Amanda are currently busy with The Little Beauties and have just released an album ‘A Rude Awakening’.