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Larry Gogan R.I.P.

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 7, 2020 by Fanning Sessions

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Tom Dunne paid fitting tribute on his Newstalk show the evening the sad news reached us that esteemed broadcaster Larry Gogan had died. We were struck by how supportive Larry had been of local music and the number of bands he played on his shows who might not have been used to national airtime outside Dave Fanning’s show.

boomtown rats – like clockwork
u2 – in gods country
joe dolan – when god created woman
phil lynott – old town
blades – downmarket
golden horde – friends in time
something happens – forget georgia
aslan – this is
the freshmen –
the johnsons
dickie rocks – simple simon says
tom petty & the heartbreakers – the last dj
willie nelson – for real (tom petty)
jerry fish – true friends
relish – you i’m thinking of
divine comedy – songs of love
u2 – a sort of homecoming
cranberries – linger
rory gallagher – wheels within wheels
those nervous animals – business enterprise
undertones – wednesday week
u2 – still havent found what i’m looking for (live at madison square gardens)
liam o’flynn – joyce’s tune

Barry McCormack (2019 Tom Dunne interview)

Posted in Music with tags , , , on December 9, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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Former Jubilee Allstar Barry McCormack has just released his seventh solo album ‘Mean Time‘. A recent album of the week on the Tom Dunne show, Tom invited Barry into the Newstalk studio for a very enjoyable chat. Barry plays an early evening show at Coughlan’s of Cork on Feb 15th 2020.

Tom Dunne interview (4th Dec 2019)

The Atrix – retrospective album launch (2019)

Posted in interview, radio with tags , , , on September 17, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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The Irish Times byline sums it up perfectly: “Cult new wave national treasures The Atrix return with a gig, a CD and new material”. Dan Hegarty interviewed Hugh Friel (drums) and Dick Conroy (bass) on his show last Sunday and the two will appear on the Tom Dunne show tonight at 10pm. The remastered compilation album ‘Dublin 1979-1981’ will be launched on CD and vinyl this Thursday September 19th in the Sugar Club with special guests Kevin McAleer and Paula Meehan.

Dan Hegarty interview (2019)

Tom Dunne interview (2019)

David Cavanagh – Tom Dunne Interview (2015)

Posted in Books, interview, Music with tags , , on December 31, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

We were saddened to learn of the death of David Cavanagh, respected music journalist and author whose work graced the pages of Sounds, Select, Mojo, Uncut and Q. His book on Creation Records (My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry For The Prize) received widespread praise and we much enjoyed ‘Goodnight and Good Riddance‘ his novel around the radio shows of John Peel preserved for posterity by the folks at the Peel Wikia. Below is an interview with Tom Dunne on Newstalk on the occasion of that books’s publication which we thought you might enjoy. Rest in peace David.

Really sad to hear about the death of David Cavanagh. A little piece he wrote about loving @TheTriffids, called Hell of a Summer, is one of the most perfect pieces of writing about being a music fan. And My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry for the Prize is one of the great music books.

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David Cavanagh – Tom Dunne Interview (2015)

Microdisney (2018 Interviews)

Posted in Music with tags , , , on May 3, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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Excitement is building for the upcoming Microdisney shows in the National Concert Hall Dublin June 2nd and the Barbican London on June 9th.  Sean O’Hagan and Cathal Coughlan of the band dropped in to the BBC Radio 6 studio yesterday for an interview with Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie. The million dollar question was posed (will there be more shows?), as to the answer.. well you’ll just have to listen in. Watch Sean and Cathal perform ‘Dolly’ as part of the Barbican sessions here. Following up on his recent audio documentary Paul McDermott has just published an oral history of the band.

Microdisney (2018 6 Music interview)

Addendum: On May 30th in the days leading up to the momentous reunion in the National Concert Hall Sean and Cathal dropped in to the Newstalk studios to talk to Tom Dunne.

Microdisney (2018 Tom Dunne interview)

John Kelly on Tom Dunne Show

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 30, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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John Kelly dropped in to the Tom Dunne show on Newstalk last night, ostensibly to talk about his new novel ‘From Out of the City‘ which has just been published by Dalkey Archive. But ws might be expected the talk was of radio and running out of roads. We heard of the BBC, Radio Ireland, TodayFM, RTE and LyricFM, Eclectic Ballroom and Mystery Train. There was talk of Elvis Costello and Donal Dineen and hints of things to come. If anyone would care to share some recordings of early John Kelly shows we’d love to give them a good home..

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John Kelly on Tom Dunne Show (29th May 2014)

Sean O’Hagan on Tom Dunne Newstalk show

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 20, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Despite the fact that Newstalk insists on broadcasting in mono (even the online stream is mono for crying out loud) I find myself addicted to the new Tom Dunne show. The ‘Back To Mine’ feature is a particular favourite and has included guests such as Terri Hooley, David Holmes, Ben Watt, Gerry Leonard, Jon Savage, Joan As Policewoman, Willy Vlautin, Tracey Thorn, Nina Persson, Martha Reeves, Patrick McCabe, John Grant, Matthew Sweet, Ray Connolly, Conor O’Brien, Josh Ritter, Thomas Walsh and John Connolly.

Recently Tom spoke to Sean O’Hagan of Microdisney and I enjoyed it so much I had to share. The audio is hosted on the Newstalk site here. Subscribe to the show RSS feed here.

Sean O’Hagan on Tom Dunne show (2014)