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Nigel Grainge (1946-2017)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

nigel grainge

Nigel Grainge was the founder of the Ensign Records and the man responsible for launching the careers of a host of bands many of whom were from these shores; Sinead O’Connor, The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy, The Waterboys, Into Paradise and Stump!. He died on 11th June 2017.

Tonight at 11pm on Dublin City FM Paul McDermott will pay tribute by playing many of the acts Nigel signed interspersed with an interview Paul conducted in 2015 when working on the Stump! documentary ‘Lights! Camel! Action!‘.

Check out also this 1991 Hot Press interview by Liam Fay.


The Waterboys (live in studio 1986)

Posted in Fanning, live, Music with tags , , , , on June 11, 2010 by Fanning Sessions


To celebrate a series of guest appearances as DJ on RTE 2FM here’s a track Mike Scott recorded live in those same studios 24 years earlier with fellow Waterboy Steve Wickham (violin) and Anthony Thistlethwaite (saxophone, mandolin). It’s a cover of a song Bob Dylan recorded when working on 1983 album ‘Infidels’ but which wouldn’t be offically released until the 1988 album ‘Down In The Groove’. A version by The Waterboys appears on ‘The Live Adventures of the Waterboys’ in 1988. This particular track reached 11 in the 1986 Fab Fifty poll.

Death Is Not The End (1986)