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No Journeys End the story of Michael O’Shea (2019)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2019 by Fanning Sessions
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Michael O’Shea and Sean O’Hagan (c) VOX

On Sunday Lyric FM broadcast ‘No Journeys End’ the latest documentary feature produced by Paul McDermott. It told the story of Michael O’Shea an experimental musician from Carlingford who released a self-titled album in 1982. McDermott recounts how Michael built his own instrument, played Ronnie Scott’s and featured on national television. The documentary features contributions from among others, Michael’s sister Rita, Graham Lewis (Wire), Stano, Tom Johnston (The The), Gavin Friday (Virgin Prunes), Mark Prendergast (Irish Rock) and Jim O’Mahony (Belsonic Sound). The album was reissued in 2019 by AllChival Records.An accompanying oral history offers further detail and context.

Oliver Brothers Incorporated (1985)

Posted in Music with tags , on December 17, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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From Drogheda Co. Louth, Oliver Brothers Incorporated were brothers Mark (Marc?) (vocals, acoustic guitar & harmonica) and Jeremy Oliver (lead guitar & vocals), Niall Gately (bass & keyboards) and John May (drums). This track ‘Anything’ recorded from the Dave Fanning show was released as a single on Zircon in 1985. Jeremy Oliver passed away in December 2004.

Anything (1985)

Choice

Posted in Fanning with tags , on July 5, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

From Dundalk, Choice began life in 1980 as a four piece with Dougie Devlin (bass), Ciaran Vernon (synthesizers, guitars), Noel McCabe (drums) and Jaki McCarrick (vocals). They appeared on RTE youth show Youngline twice in 1981 (footage anyone?) and recorded a session for Dave Fanning which was produced by Ian Wilson. Check out the Brand New Retro blog for lots more.