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Monday, July 29, 2019

Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 31st. July 2019 at 11.30AM on & guest Keith Weber

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 31st. July 2019 from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on 103.2 Dublin City FM ( Subject to Change )


1. Here Comes The Sun ( 3.02 ) - Milos - CD Blackbird The Beatles Album

2. Once Upon A Dream ( 1.52 ) - Billy Fury - CD Billy Fury Three Classic Albums

3. The Galway Shawl ( 5.04 ) - Dervish with Steve Earle - CD The Great Irish Song Book Rounder Records

4. So Have I ( 3.41 ) - Cadillac Drive and The Outlaws With Strings - CD Cool Evening

5. Killer Of Love ( 4.12 ) - Clare O'Riordan - CD Outside

6. Sweet Nothing ( 3.57 ) - Laura Mulcahy - CD Laura Mulcahy's Easy Listening Dirges For The Partially Hinged

7. Big Foot Wallace - Keith Weber - LIVE Studio 1 DCFM

8. Shell Game ( 4.46 ) - Bob Livingston - CD Up The Flatland Stairs

9. Suzanne Vega's Eyes ( 2.14 ) - Tony Floyd Kenna - PROMO

10. Bare Witness ( 2.48 ) - Mike Brookfield - CD Love Breaks The Fall
Playing Whelans Saturday 3rd. August - see

11. Ricochet ( 1.50 ) - Greenshine - CD Family


On this day IN MUSIC 31st July
31 Jul 1955
Elvis Presley performed 3 shows at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida, (2 matinee and 1 evening). A full scale riot broke out after the show when Elvis announced to the 14,000 strong crowd, "Girls, I'll see you backstage." Fans chased Elvis into the dressing room, tearing off his clothes and shoes.
31 Jul 1957
Richard Starkey (later known as Ringo Starr) is thought to have made his debut at the The Cavern playing drums with the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group. John Lennon made his first appearance at the club a week later with The Quarry Men Skiffle Group. Paul McCartney made his first appearance in January 1958 with The Quarry Men.
31 Jul 1959
Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Living Doll.' The singers first of 14 UK No.1's. The song was one of three from the film, Serious Charge.
31 Jul 1964
Country singer Jim Reeves was killed in a plane crash when the single engine aircraft flying from Arkansas to Nashville crashed in thick fog. 40 year- old Reeves was one of the first country singers to cross-over into the pop market. with his 1960 US No.2 single 'He'll Have To Go', and 1966 UK No.1 single 'Distant Drums'.
31 Jul 1967
An appeal court in London, England, gave Mick Jagger a conditional discharge and quashed Keith Richard’s conviction for permitting his house to be used for the purpose of smoking cannabis resin.
31 Jul 1968
Tommy James and The Shondells were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mony Mony'. Also a hit for Billy Idol in 1987.
31 Jul 1968
Working at Trident studios in London, England, (with its 8-track equipment, EMI was still using 4-track recorders), The Beatles recorded four takes of a new Paul McCartney song 'Hey Jude'.
31 Jul 1969
Elvis Presley kicked off a four week run at the Las Vegas International Hotel, (his first live show since 1961). He reportedly netted $1.5m for the shows. On the menu an Elvis special, polk salad with corn muffins & honey.
31 Jul 1971
James Taylor went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Carole King song 'You've Got A Friend', (included in her album Tapestry and James Taylor's album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The Year.
31 Jul 1971
A security guard was stabbed to death during a concert by The Who at New York's Forest Hill Stadium.
31 Jul 1980
During an Eagles concert at Long Beach, California, tempers boiled over between Glen Frey and Don Felder, who spent the entire show describing to each other the beating each planned to administer backstage. "Only three more songs until I kick your ass, pal," Frey told Felder. The group’s next album was mixed by Frey and Felder on opposite coasts after the two decided they couldn't bear to be in the same state, let alone the same studio.

A Day with Acclaimed Songwriter John Spillane
Date: August 31st 2019
Venue: Abbey Tavern Howth Dublin 13
Songwriting Workshop 2-4pm John Spillane In Conversation with Carl Corcoran 5-6pm (supported by IMRO Ireland) John Spillane in Concert 8pm
John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer - a canvass filled with colour and brilliance. His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience. Two-time Meteor award winner, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sean Keane to name a few.
In the afternoon workshop, participants will examine and enjoy how a story may be told in a song and look at the magical chemical reaction that happens when words and music meet. John will focus on helping participants lose whatever inhibitions and fears they may have about writing songs while also sharing tricks of the trade on verse, chorus, repetition, and rhyme. Songwriters should be prepared to sing and embrace the joy of the process.
Later In Conversation with Carl, John will discuss his inspirations and relate his journey in the world of song. Extracts from his recent publication Will We Be Brilliant Or What will shine a light on his songs and stories.
And to close the day, John’s Concert Performance in the Main Room Abbey Tavern will delight audiences – filled with his magical and mystical songs interspersed with his unique sense of humour, life and love.

Carl Corcoran; Award winning song-writer and forty five-year veteran of the music industry Carl has been working in music production, performance, publishing, radio, event management and community education. A skilled networker connected across the music community in Ireland and abroad, passionately committed to the advancement of Irish music on the world stage. Under the moniker of Jamie Stone, Carl recorded 3 award winning albums in the 70s, lived and worked in America for 20 years before returning to Ireland in 1998. Since then he has worked successfully in various areas of the business, including broadcasting - 10 years curator and presenter of highly acclaimed Blue of The Night on RTE lyric fm. For the last two years Carl has been Course Director of MA in Songwriting - the only one of its kind in Ireland - at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Tickets available on Eventbrite (Howth Songwriting with John Spillane) or directly from The Abbey Tavern(01)8322006 or email for further information

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