Mornings With Dave Fanning

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    Music - Pierce Turner

    Pierce Turner is in studio with John this morning for a performance & chat. He has been described by the Sunday Times as having "finest body of work in contemporary Irish music, bar none".

    A Wexford native, Pierce lives in Manhattan & has returned to Ireland to play four dates this month.

    You can see Pierce perform at the following venues, Seamus Ennis, Naul, May 2nd, Coughlans, Cork City, May 8th, The National Concert Hall, Dublin May 12th & Wexford Arts Centre June 5th.


    Music from Old Hannah

    In studio with John are a band from Sligo called Old Hannah.  They release their new EP “Iron and Wood” - this Friday night 8th May in the Button Factory in Dublin & The Model Sligo on Saturday 9th May.


    Music with Karen Wyman

    When Karen Wyman made her first tv appearance, she was 16 years old & the show was the Dean Martin Show & the year 1969. In her time she dueted with the likes of Glen Campbell, Tom Jones & the legendary Bobby Darin.

    Karen is in studio for a chat & performance ahead of her gig in Dublin next week.


    The John Lennon Songbook

    Beatle fans can look forward to tomorrow evening in the NCH, when actor Mark McGann will sing in & narrate 'The John Lennon Songbook' with vocalists Claire Martin & Charlie Wood, along with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

    Mark & Claire, accompanied on piano by Brian Connor, are in studio to perform for us this morning.

    National Concert Hall Thusday April 30th @ 8pm - for tickets see



    Choir - Songs in the Key of D

    The studio is full to bursting as John is joined by a choir called Songs in the Key of D, a choir that celebrates the music of Dublin. They are also joined by one of the choir directors, Killian Grumley-Traynor.

    The choir was initially set up for the Fringe in 2013 & after many sold out concerts their next step was an album which is due to be released on May 13th, they are also playing in the Nationcal Concert Hall that same date.


    Tenor Placido Domingo

    A household name Placido Domingo made up a third of the famous Three Tenors, a title given to himself & fellow Spanish tenor, Jose Carreras & Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti a quarter of a century ago.

    Placido is still going strong as he approaches his 75th birthday & he joins John this morning ahead of his Dublin visit.

    Tickets for Placido Domingo @  3Arena in Dublin for 31 May 2015 @ 18:30 go to


    Vocal Ensemble, Ardú

    In studio this morning are an exciting vocal ensemble based in Dublin, called Ardú.

    The singers come from various parts of Ireland & the UK & specialise in arranging well known popular music for five or six voices. Their debut EP, Only You/Back, In Time, was launched at the City of Derry International Choral Fest in 2014.


    Music from Ham SandwicH

    In studio this morning we have Irish Indie rock band from Meath, Ham SandwicH.

    Their latest album is called 'Stories From the Surface', & the songs they will perform from the album are 'Fandango' & 'Illuminate'.

    Ham SandwicH are playing Dublin's Olympia on May 29th


    Jim Rooney

    Jim Rooney's musical odyssey has seen him cross paths with the likes of Bob Dylan and James Taylor and as a Grammy winning record producer he’s worked with Nanci Griffith and Hal Ketchum to name but two artistes; he’s played with major figures like Don Everly of the Everly Brothers and he’s credited with having been a key link connecting Ireland's folk music scene to Nashville. 

    And you can catch Jim with the Clontarf Cowboy himself – Philip Donnelly - in the Community Centre in Ballinderreen, Co. Galway tonight


    The Trouble Pilgrims - Chat & Performance

    In 1977 The Radiators From Space were Ireland's punk pioneers & in studio this morning we have two of the original members Steve Rapid & Pete Holidai, along with Tony St Ledger, now members of The Trouble Pilgrims, for a chat & performance.

    Vicar Street in Dublin this Sunday / Toners on Dublin's Baggot Street Sunday week....for more information on gigs go to

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