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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.

Michael Hann
David Cavanagh – Tom Dunne Interview (2015)
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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)

Patrick Brocklebank – U2 and the Dublin Music Scene 1978–1981

Posted in Books, interview, Music with tags , , , on February 6, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Tom Dunne interviewed Patrick Brocklebank recently about the newly published photographic memoir ‘Where the Streets Have Two Names‘. Tony Clayton-Lea reviews the book for The Irish Times in this piece ‘‘Dublin exposure: Citizen photography of U2 and other early punks’‘. While the book is quite U2 centric for obvious reasons a lot of other usual suspects feature including Dave Fanning, Ian Wilson, The Vipers, The Atrix. The book is published by Liberties Press and the Tom Dunne Show can be heard from 10pm till midnight Monday through Thursday on Newstalk.

Where the Streets Have 2 Names features hundreds of previously unpublished photographs by award-winning photographer Patrick Brocklebank, documenting U2’s early days as well as the rise of other groups who were part of Dublin’s music scene at that time, such as The Virgin Prunes, The Blades, The Black Catholics, The Undertones and The Buzzcocks. The photos capture iconic moments in the lives of these bands, particularly U2, and are accompanied by numerous untold anecdotes about the band members and the long-gone music venues of that era, where many of the bands’ most seminal gigs were performed. The book captures the atmosphere of the time – a recessionary Dublin, a youthful individuality and a sense of rebellion – and provides a fascinating insight into the culture and characters on the Dublin music scene from 1978–1981.

Patrick Brocklebank on Tom Dunne Show (4/2/2014)

Update adding another radio show appearance..

Patrick Brocklebank and Ferdia Mac Anna on Dave Fanning Show (8/2/2014)

Paul Cleary (2013 Interviews)

Posted in interview, Music, radio with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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Photo (c) Sunday Times

George Byrne, Irish Independent (22/11/2013)
Declan Lynch, Sunday Independent (24/11/2013)
RTE.ie (24/11/2013)

Tom Dunne, Newstalk (4/12/2013)

Ray D’Arcy Show, TodayFM (28/11/2013)

John Caddell, ‘Finest Worksongs’ Phantom FM (28/11/2013)

Mark Mulcahy on Tom Dunne Show

Posted in interview, Music, radio with tags , , on October 26, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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If you’re a fan of jangle rock I recommend you check out Mark Mulcahy. Mulcahy began his career as lead singer and co-founding member of Miracle Legion and after an eight year break Mark is back with a new album ‘Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You‘. He is currently on an Irish tour and plays the final date at 7pm in DeBarra’s of Clonakilty tomorrow night. While in Ireland, Mark and co-conspirarator Ken Maiuri recorded sessions for Tom Dunne (Newstalk), Paul McLoone (TodayFM) and Dan Hegarty (RTE 2fm).

Mark Mulcahy on Tom Dunne Show (2013)