6 Music Celebrates Ireland With Dave Fanning [6 Music]

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01Classic Albums20140413

In the first of 4 programs Dave takes us through his definitive Irish albums and explores why each album is important. It features albums from U2, Them, Stiff Little Fingers, Rory Gallagher, Phil Lynott, My Bloody Valentine, The Undertones and Villagers.

He starts by setting the scene in the 60s when the Irish rock scene began to emerge off the back of show bands, professional acts that performed the chart hits of the day in dancehalls and clubs. He describes how the scene developed with key players such as Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher and Phil Lynott. From these he goes on to talk about key albums that followed.

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.

01Classic Albums20140413

In the first of 4 programs Dave takes us through his definitive Irish albums and explores why each album is important. It features albums from U2, Them, Stiff Little Fingers, Rory Gallagher, Phil Lynott, My Bloody Valentine, The Undertones and Villagers.

He starts by setting the scene in the 60s when the Irish rock scene began to emerge off the back of show bands, professional acts that performed the chart hits of the day in dancehalls and clubs. He describes how the scene developed with key players such as Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher and Phil Lynott. From these he goes on to talk about key albums that followed.

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.

02Great Irish Songs20140420

As 6 Music celebrates Ireland, this second of four programmes is all about great tracks from great acts. That ranges from the well-known to the less well-known.

That means iconic tracks from Thin Lizzy, Sinead O'Connor and The Undertones to classics from The Pogues and Van Morrison to lesser-known but no less great songs from Taste, Horslips, Whipping Boy, Simple Kid etc.

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.

02Great Irish Songs20140420

As 6 Music celebrates Ireland, this second of four programmes is all about great tracks from great acts. That ranges from the well-known to the less well-known.

That means iconic tracks from Thin Lizzy, Sinead O'Connor and The Undertones to classics from The Pogues and Van Morrison to lesser-known but no less great songs from Taste, Horslips, Whipping Boy, Simple Kid etc.

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.

03Music Of The North And The South20140427

The Irish broadcaster takes a look at the different music scenes of the North and the South. The common thread is great music. Acts like Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Stiff Little Fingers, 2 Door Cinema Club, David Holmes and The Divine Comedy all from The North mix with Simple Kid, The Blades, U2, David Kitt and The Golden Horde from the South. Obviously some of these acts are extremely well-known, others, quite obscure, but they all fit. Why? 'Cos the music is great!

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.

03Music of the North and the South20140427

The Irish broadcaster takes a look at the different music scenes of the North and the South. The common thread is great music. Acts like Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Stiff Little Fingers, 2 Door Cinema Club, David Holmes and The Divine Comedy all from The North mix with Simple Kid, The Blades, U2, David Kitt and The Golden Horde from the South. Obviously some of these acts are extremely well-known, others, quite obscure, but they all fit. Why? 'Cos the music is great!

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.

04 LASTCurrent Artists20140504

The Irish broadcaster takes a look at current acts, including the next generation. Features Villagers, The Stypes, Bell X1 and Little Green Cars.

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.

04 LASTCurrent Artists20140504

The Irish broadcaster takes a look at current acts, including the next generation. Features Villagers, The Stypes, Bell X1 and Little Green Cars.

Dave Fanning is an Irish radio presenter, DJ and journalist. He's been at the centre of the Irish music scene for the last 35 years and is regarded as a key player in Irish music.