Dave Fanning on Dolores O'Riordan‘She wasn’t a shrinking violet…but she was too shy to sing in front of the audience.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Dave Fanning has interviewed countless musicians down through the years but Dolores O’Riordan made an impact. He’s produced a documentary, Dolores, on the late singer’s life and work during the 1990s when The Cranberries were at their most commercially successful. It will be broadcast on RTÉ 1 next Monday at 10.35pm. Dave joined Ray D’Arcy in studio to talk about his friendship with Dolores, his memories of her music and the upcoming documentary. He believes he interviewed …

YouTuber Adam Beales‘There’s no producers. It’s just you. It’s a one-man show’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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18-year-old Adam Beales (a.k.a. “thenewadamb99”) has taken his hobby – making Youtube videos – and turned it into a potential career. Adam is from Derry and currently has just over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube. How has he achieved this? He joined guest-host Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show to tell take him through it. Adam explained that the videos he makes are geared towards children and are all about “trying to have a bit of a laugh …

Non-Christmassy Films at Christmas“It’s kind of like the films we expect to see and some of them are not very Christmassy at all.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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And then it was December. (How did that happen?) So the mention of Christmas is now permitted. While Ryan went off to prepare for the Late Late Toy Show, Dave Fanning filled in for him and brought Paul Whittington with him. Paul’s the Film Critic with the Irish Independent and he joined Dave to talk about movies at Christmas. Not …

Amy’s Autographs“I would have got people like Judi Dench, Hugh Grant, James Gandolfini, Colin Firth, Pavarotti.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Pavarotti, Brigitte Bardot – what illustrious honour do all these great talents have in common?  They all have a place in the autograph collection of Waterford girl Amy O’Connor.  A pen, some paper and a stamped, addressed envelope connected Amy to some of the greatest stars in the world and she’s got the signature to prove …

Episode 5 PreviewDave Fanning’s Story of Irish Rock

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From 90’s to the 00’s, this week, Dave recalls some of the bands who made it big, including Snow Patrol. It’s also the era of the singer songwriter, from Gemma Hayes to Lisa Hannigan to David Kitt. Dave also remembers bands who should have made it bigger, including The Revenants, fronted by Stephen Ryan. Listen to Dave Fanning’s ‘Story of …

Dave Fanning's Story of Irish RockLed Zeppelin’s Dublin gig & Stiff Little Fingers

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Dave Fanning hangs around the 1970s in the second part in his Story of Irish Rock This week he looks at early gigs such as Led Zeppelin’s Dublin concert in 1971 and with Van Morrison living in California, there were other musicians who tackled the Troubles in their music… they were Stiff Little Fingers… Tune in to Dave Fanning’s Story …