Mornings With Dave Fanning

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    Musician Gavin Dunne

    He is one of the most successful indie musicans in the country but no-one knows who he is, so says Gavin Dunne.  Musician Gavin has had over 50 million YouTube hits & over 6 million streams on Spotify todate & he joins John in studio this morning to talk about his niche but worldwide fanbase.


    Singer-songwriter Mickey Harte

    Just back from Germany, Donegal singer Mickey Harte has been a mainstay of the Irish roots & popular music scene for more than 10 years - with multiple top 20 hits & Platinum records to his name. Mickey joins John in studio to singe his latest single titled 'Wish You Well'.


    Music with Rachael Sage

    John speaks to singer songwriter from New York city, Rachael Sage who has just released her new album called 'Blue Roses' & before she finished touring Ireland last week, she dropped into studio for chat & performance.


    Music from Inni-K

    Kildare woman Inni-K has been hard at work & her new album launches today, it is called 'The King has Two Horses Ears' & Inni-K joins John for a chat & performance with songs from the album.


    David Varley - rugby & music

    Damien Varley had to cut short his career in rugby as the 31-year-old picked up the injury to his left foot during a training session in July 2013. Damien was a Munster hooker & has 3 caps for Ireland % made 121 appearances for the province, scoring 12 tries. Damien is also a keen musician he was known for his musical talents while singing on many a rugby tour. Damien joins John in studio for a chat & performance.


    Vladimir & Anton Jablokov

    Vladimir & Anton Jablokov are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift - mastery of the classical violin - & are set to join forces on the stage of the National Concert Hall this Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015 as part of their nationwide tour. Vladimir & Anton join John in studio for a chat & performance.

    ******Two Brothers Spring Tour 2015 -

    Tomorrow night - 28th Feb, 8pm in Kildare @ Riverbank Arts Centre 1st March, 8pm in Galway @ An Taibhdhearc /  5th March, 8pm in Cork @ Triskel Arts Centre / 6th March, 8pm in Wexford @ Wexford Arts Centre / 7th March, 8pm in Meath @ Trim Castle Hotel / 8th March, 8pm in Limerick @ University Concert Hall / 27th March, 8pm inWestmeath @ Mullingar Arts Centre / 28th March, 8pm in Waterford @ Theatre Royal / 4th April, 8pm in Dublin @ The NCH


    20 Years of Irelands Call

    When Ireland take on England in the six nations in the Aviva on Sunday, the stadium will once again ring to the sound of Ireland's Call - our rugby anthem which is 20 years old this year.

    Phil Coulter is the man behind the song, in a career apanning about 50 years, Phil has published hundreds of songs & collaborated with so many artists from Van Morrison, Planxty, Bay City Rollers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Jones, Celtic Thunder ....the list goes on & Phil joins John in studio this morning to mark Ireland's Call anniversary.



    Music from English folk rock trio The Staves

    One of the most talked about acts in folk rock at the moment are three sisters who started out as part of the backing group to Tom Jones. They are called The Staves, with sisters Emily, Jessica & Camilla Staveley-Taylor & they join John for a chat & performance from our studio in London.


    Rock Guitarist Mark Knopfler

    One of the most well-known rock guitarists of all time, Mark Knopfler rose to fame as the driving force behind British rock band Dire Straits, notching up record sales in excess of 120 million. 

    Mark also has composed the scores for big moives & collaborated with some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton to Van Morrison.  Mark joins John to talk about his career & the release of his 8th solo album in March, entitled 'Tracker'.



    Music with Buffalo Sunn

    John's music guests this morning, Buffalo Sunn released their debut album 'By the Ocean By the Sea' to great reviews.  Buffalo Sunn are here this morning in studio for a performance & chat.

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