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Clark’s Gable (1990 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , on November 7, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

clarks-gableOriginally from Sligo, later relocating to Oldcastle in Co Meath, Clark’s Gable were Kieran Gorman (vocals), Alan Dunne (guitar), Finn Corrigan [R.I.P.] (guitar, keyboards), Ciaran Egan (guitar) and Tom Jamieson  (drums). This Fanning session dates from 1990. Thank you Joe Hunt for the band photo.

Housewife Of The Year (1990)

Sweetest Impurity (1990)

Welcome To The Tower Of Spite (1990)

Reclining Seat (1990)

The Boy The Boy (Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , on August 18, 2016 by Fanning Sessions


From Sligo, The Boy The Boy were Fran Healy (vocals), Shane Boyce (guitars), Finn Corrigan (keyboards, guitar), Martin Harte (bass) and Enda McGoldrick (drums). Thanks to Owain for digging out the recording and to for kind use of the photo.

The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea (demo)


Indian release single for Diabetes Ireland

Posted in Music with tags , on February 26, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


Indian from Sligo featured recently with their 1996 session. Following hot on the heels of a December reunion gig they have now released their first single in 17 years. ‘Blood’ was recorded live at the Shenanigans show and all proceeds go to Diabetes Ireland (Sligo branch) for whom India recently performed a random act of kindness. Indian play The Model, Sligo on Sat 15th March with Rackhouse Pilfer. The single is available on iTunes.

Blood (2014)

Indian (1996 Session)

Posted in Fanning, radio, session with tags on November 28, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

Indian - Big Serious Balloon

From Sligo, Indian recorded a Fanning session on 30/11/1996 which was produced by Ian Wilson. The band lineup was Martin Harte (keyboards), Joseph Hunt (lead vocals), Christy Behan (drums, vocals), Gerry Sweeney (lead guitar), Leon Donnellon (bass) and Declan Harrison (semi-acoustic guitar). Martin and Joe were previously in Absolute Zero, while Christy was a member of Those Nervous Animals. The band were active from 1995 until 2000 and have just announced their first gig in 15 years on 21st December 2013 in Shenanigans of Sligo.

Lonesome Heart Attack (1996)

Space Walkin Girl (1996)

Bang Bang Gun (1996)

Beautiful (1996)

Those Nervous Animals

Posted in demo, Music with tags , on May 4, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Sligo’s most famous export Those Nervous Animals were formed in 1981 by Barry Brennan (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Padraig Meehan (guitar), Eddie Lee (bass) and Cathal Hayden (drums). They released 5 singles and one EP ‘Hyperspace’ (1985). The single ‘The Business Enterprise (My Friend John)‘ spent 7 weeks in the Irish charts and reached 21. It recently featured on Tom Dunne’s ‘Top 30 Irish Hits Volume 2‘ and has received continued airplay since. Those Nervous Animals featured at the 1986 Self Aid benefit concert at Dublin’s RDS. The band are due to play the Hennigan’s Bar Reunion in the Clarence Hotel Sligo on May 19th 2012. This demo has been shamelessly lifted from the Sligo Bands site.

Vacuum (Demo)

Hennigan’s Bar Reunion 19th May 2012

Posted in Music with tags on February 24, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Planning is underway for a Hennigan’s Bar Reunion in the Clarence Hotel Sligo on May 19th 2012. All proceeds of the night will be donated to the suicide prevention service Console. The lineup is Absolute Zero, Autobahn, Oblivion, Sheamie O’Dowd & Friends, Strangeworld, The Icemen, The Point, The Wild Herrings, Those Nervous Animals. For lifelong fans of The Wild Herrings such as ourselves their appearance alone is a deal clincher. Follow the progress on facebook. Some musical memories can be found on soundcloud.

Original photo (C) IrishPhotoStore

Absolute Zero

Posted in Music with tags on October 23, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

I realised during the week that no Sligo band has yet featured on this site. To rectify that and to celebrate the Sligo Live festival which takes place 26th – 31st October, we have a track today from Absolute Zero. This Sligo band were active from 1983 until 1986 and featured Joe Hunt (vocals), Martin Harte (bass), Sean Sweeney (guitar) and Tommy Kivlehan (drums). ‘Go For Your Gun’ was released on SRS Records in 1985.

Go For Your Gun (1985)