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Hothouse Flowers (1985 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , on November 9, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

hothouse flowers

The Hothouse Flowers recorded a session for Dave Fanning on October 8th 1985. It featured 4 tracks; ‘Worksong’, ‘Baby’s Coming Home’, ‘Fatman’ and ‘Blues Inc’. We suspect one of these tracks featured here and that we have now located two further songs from the session. The first of these features once again the multi talented Maria Doyle Kennedy on lead vocals. Maria has just released a new self titled solo album and is heading out on the road starting with a show at the Triskel in Cork on Decmber 1st. The Hothouse Flowers last year released their 7th album ‘Let’s Do This Thing‘ and have just announced a show in Vicar St on February 22nd. Thank you to themusicliveon for prompting us to dig out these tracks.

Baby’s Coming Home (1985)

Worksong (1985)


The Black Velvet Band (1987 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on January 25, 2016 by Fanning Sessions



The Black Velvet Band were Kieran Kennedy (guitar,vocals),  Maria Doyle Kennedy (vocals), Shay Fitzgerald (bass), Liam Murphy (guitar) and Dave Horner (drums). This Fanning session was recorded on 14th December 1987.

Old man stone / Keeps on spinning / Maybe the One / Back to home again (1987)

The Black Velvet Band

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , on December 28, 2009 by Fanning Sessions


Formed in Dublin in 1987 by Kieran Kennedy (guitar,vocals) with Hothouse Flower singer Maria Doyle, Shay Fitzgerald (bass) and Dave Horner (drums), The Black Velvet Band released two singles and an album ‘When Justice Came’ on Mother Records in 1989.

We Plough The Fields (1989)