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Phil Lynott: 36 Years Of ‘Old Town’ (2018)

Posted in documentary, Music, TV with tags , , , , on December 13, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

old town doc

The Christmas issue of the RTÉ Guide usually throws up a surprise or two and this year is no exception. On Sunday December 30th at 7.30pm, RTÉ One will broadcast a brand new documentary on the making of Phil Lynott’s ‘Old Town’ video.

In 1982 Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy frontman, released his second solo album ‘The Philip Lynott Album’. From this album came the single ‘Old Town’ and the music video depicting Lynott at various locations around Dublin city. From the Ha’penny Bridge to a stroll down Grafton Street and a pint in The Long Hall pub on South Great George’s Street and ending at the Ringsend Pier. The song was co-written by Lynott and Scottish musician Jimmy Bain.

In the days before music videos were commonplace, the video for ‘Old Town’ was produced by Dave Heffernan for RTÉ programme ‘Anything Goes’. The video was directed by Gerry Greg and was first broadcast on ‘Anything Goes’ on 30 October 1982.

‘Anything Goes’ was a young people’s programme on RTÉ Television. The programme was first broadcast on 4 October 1980 and continued for 6 years. The programme was produced and directed by Bob Collins.

RTÉ Archives: Phil Lynott’s Dublin

Directed by Brian Reddin of Dearg Films (you may remember Brian as presenter of ‘The Last Picture Show‘), the 30 minute doc is a behind the scenes look at how the video was made and who was involved. It features Eric Bell, Jim Lockhart, Philomena Lynnot, Brush Shiels, Fiachra Trench, Fachtna O Ceallaigh, Aonghus McAnally, Brush Shiels and Alison O Donnell from Mellow Candle amongst others.

Brian Reddin on RTE Arena

Documentary now on YouTube..

Phil Lynott – Dave Fanning Tribute (1986)

Posted in Music with tags on January 5, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

phil lynott irish times

Hard to believe Phil Lynott is gone 30 years. Here is a recording of Dave Fanning’s tribute that night featuring some archive interviews with Philip. Thanks to John Foyle for digging out this recording.

Dave Fanning Tribute (1986)

Phil Lynott Interview (1980)

Posted in Fanning, interview with tags , , on January 19, 2011 by Fanning Sessions
phil lynott by mick rock

Photo by Mick Rock (1977)

Here’s an early (1980?) interview Dave Fanning did with Phil Lynott on his show, I think it was the first on Dave’s show which is which why Dave takes him right back to the early beginnings of Thin Lizzy.

Phil Lynott Interview (1980?)

Terry Woods & Phil Lynott

Posted in Fanning, Music, session with tags , , on July 1, 2009 by Fanning Sessions


Since I first posted a track from this session I’ve managed to track down the remainder and I’ve chosen to go with the opening track which is the electric version of Tennessee Stud, from September 1980.

Tennessee Stud