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Paul McLoone ‘Good Vibrations’ Special

Posted in interview, Music, radio with tags , , , , on March 28, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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To celebrate the imminent release of ‘Good Vibrations‘ the movie about an independent record store in Belfast, based on Terri Hooley’s autobiography ‘Hooleygan‘ Paul McLoone on TodayFM will be having a Good Vibrations show tonight in his 9pm – midnight slot. Paul will feature an interview with Terri as well as lots of great music from the era. As they say round these parts, go see the movie early and often! If you check back after the show we hope to add a recording, blank tapes willing and all that.

Update: Adding recording of the show. Fans of Ulster Punk might want to check out the IFI on Saturday at 16.10 where you can catch the John T. Davis documentaries ‘Shellshock Rock’ & ‘Self-Conscious Over You’.

Terri Hooley on the Paul McLoone TodayFM show (28.3.2013)

Terri Hooley on the Dave Fanning 2FM show (6.4.2013)

The Carrellines

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 31, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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The Carrellines
recorded a 5 track Fanning session in 1988 which is, surprise surprise, lost in the RTE archive. Today’s post instead features the band’s 1990 single on Car Records. Featuring Paul McLoone (vocals & guitar), Aidan Breslin (guitar, keyboards), Damien Duffy (bass, keyboards) and Billy Doherty (drums) the Derry band formed in 1986 and disbanded soon after winning the Carling/Hot Press Band Of The Year in 1990. Billy Doherty was a member of Derry’s most famous sons The Undertones whose ranks Paul McLoone was to join in 1999 when that band reformed initially for a one off gig. As anyone who has seen the most recent incarnation of The Undertones will testify the man does an impressive job of filling Fergal Sharkey’s shoes. McLoone is probably most well known however in his guise as TodayFM alternative radio show host Monday-Thursday 9pm – midnight.

Credence‘ (1990)

Bridesmaids Never Brides‘ (1990)

Darren McCreesh – Strange Passion

Posted in interview, radio with tags , , , on July 24, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

The great reviews for the new ‘Strange Passion- Explorations in Irish Post Punk, DIY and Electronic Music 1980-83‘ compilation on Finders Keepers offshoot Cache-Cache are coming fast and furious and Darren McCreesh the man behind the release has been out and about giving interviews. Here’s what happened when he visited the TodayFM studios to talk to Carrellines (anyone got their Fanning session?) singer Paul McLoone. While you’re waiting for this to load up why not check out the reviews by Pitchfork, factmag, avclub, norman records and state magazine. An album stream is available here. The CD and vinyl release come with detailed liner notes so do yourself a favour and pick up the physical release. Personally we’re hoping Darren will concentrate solely on the RTE Fanning Sessions for his next compilation.

Darren McCreesh on Paul McLoone show (12th July 2012)

Imelda May on Paul McLoone Show (2011)

Posted in interview, Music, radio with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

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Imelda May was a guest on the Paul McLoone show last night picking 15 of her favourite tunes and a real treat it was too. Imelda is currently #7 in the UK charts following her Graham Norton show appearance (longer version including interview). Here’s what Imelda chose:

Wanda Jackson – Hard Headed Woman
Billy Fury – Gonna Type A Letter
The Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut (1981)
Laverne Baker – Voodoo Voodoo
Gene Vincent – Bluejean Bop (1956)
The Cure – The Lovecats (1983)
Howlin Wolf – Smoke Stack Lightning (1956)
Johnny Burnette – Train Kept A Rollin (1956)
Santo & Johnny – Sleep Walk (1959)
Johnny Horton – Honky Tonk Man (1956)
Hank Williams – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (1941)
Ike Turner – Matchbox
* Charlie Rich – Behind Closed Doors
Teddy Wilson Orchestra – Blues in C Sharp Minor
Elvis Presley – Trouble
Patsy Cline – Got A Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul (1959)

* Paul McLoone mentioned this but I didn’t hear it

Imelda May on Paul McLoone Show (10.2.2011)

The Frank and Walters – Paul McLoone’s Green Room Session

Posted in live, Music, session with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

The Frank And Walters featured on tonight‘s Paul McLoone show on TodayFM recorded live in The Green Room. They can be seen in Crosshaven on 14th July, Ballinhassig on 16th July and Skibbereen at Cork X Southwest on 31st July, full details here.

The Parson (2010)

Colours (2010)

Tony Cochrane (2010)