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In Tua Nua (In Concert 1985)

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 12, 2020 by Fanning Sessions

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Seeing Leslie Dowdall on the Late Late Show on Friday reminded us of this 1985 recording from the Dave Fanning show. Broadcast in two 30 minutes segments over different weeks but kindly preserved and digitised for us by Tim Barnes. In Tua Nua are/were Leslie Dowdall, Paul Byrne, Jack Dublin, Martin Clancy, Ivan O’Shea, Steve Wickham, Vinnie Kilduff, Aingeala de Burgha, Brian O’Brian, Matt Spalding and Lovely Previn. We saw them on their 2017 Irish tour and they still have it.

Laughing at the Moon
Strike the Light *
Blue Eyes Again
One More Intake *
Heaven Can Wait
The Man
Comin’ Thru
West of Sunset *
Somebody to Love
Ballad of St. Patrick
Seven into the Sea

* not commercially released

 

Kristin Hersh (1994 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on September 4, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Kristin Hersh first came to prominence as a member of Throwing Muses. In 1994 she released a solo album ‘Hips and Makers’ and on April 2nd she performed an in-store at Tower Records. There are no Irish dates listed on the official site but presumably on the occasion of this visit she also recorded this session for Dave Fanning. Thanks Eoin Fegan for the recording. Check out a 2016 interview with Tom Dunne here.

Scheer (1993 Session)

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

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From Maghera and Magherafelt in County Derry, Scheer were Audrey Gallagher (vocals), Neal Calderwood (lead guitar), Paddy Leyden (rhythm guitar), PJ Doherty and later Peter Fleming (bass) and Joe Bates (drums). They recorded this session for Dave Fanning in 1993. The band released two albums, Infliction (1996) on 4AD and ‘… And Finally’ (2000) on Schism Records. Thanks to Eoin Fegan for digging out the recording.

Nemesis (1993)
Shine (1993)
Wish You Were Dead (1993)

A Wee Night For Uaneen (2001)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

‘A Wee Night For Uaneen’ was a tribute concert in memory of the much loved RTE 2fm broadcaster Uaneen Fitzimons who died tragically on 22nd November 2000. The show took place on Sunday 4th March 2001 in the Olympia Theatre and featured Ash, Bell X1, The Blue Nile, Paddy Casey, The Devlins, The Frames, David Kitt, Mundy, Gavin Friday, Sinead O’Connor, Relish, Sack, Snow Patrol, The Undertones and Wilt. The show was broadcast live on RTE 2fm and these edited highlights featured recently on the Dan Hegarty show to mark 40 years of 2fm.
Update: Thanks to Damian Reade updating post with a recording of the full 2fm broadcast. The show was introduced by Dave Fanning who also provided continuity on the night as did Mike Edgar, John Kelly, Jim Sheridan and Tony Fenton

sack – the kiss i miss?
sack – tag
relish – aint no sunshine when she’s gone
relish – rainbow zephyr
prayerboat – ?
prayerboat – saved
mundy – gin & tonic sky
mundy – wait in vain (with sinead o’connor)
wilt – this one goes out (r.e.m.)
wilt – radio disco
snow patrol –
snow patrol – one night is not enough
david kitt –
david kitt –
therapy? – lonely, cryin’, only
therapy? – screamager
paddy casey – sweet suburban sky
paddy casey – whatever gets you through
deus – 2:45 am (elliot smith)
deus – instant street
ash – shining light
ash – girl from mars
the undertones – you’ve got my number
the undertones – over you
the undertones – teenage kicks
the undertones – here comes the summer
bellx1 –
bellx1 – i think i’m going back (dusty springfield)
the devlins – there is a light
the devlins – waiting (with robert bell of the blue nile)
the blue nile – easter parade
the blue nile – tomorrow morning
the blue nile – all the way
gavin friday & maurice seezer – angel
gavin friday & maurice seezer – yellow (coldplay)
gavin friday & maurice seezer – thief of your heart (with sinead o’connor)
sinead o’connor – the healing room (with mundy)
sinead o’connor – the singing bird (with mundy)
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – little arithmetics
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – the whole of the moon
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – revelate
the frames, tom barman & paddy casey – star, star

Screech Owls – Poison River

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

Screech Owls - Poison River

Screech Owls were Debbie Skhow (vocals & guitar) and Richard G. Evans (guitars). The track is a cover of a song by The Stars Of Heaven and was due to feature on kin
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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)