Calling all gig-goers – broadcaster and award-winning producer Cathal Funge is taking a trip down memory lane with his new four-part series The Front Row on Radio Nova.
Were you at The Specials in Dublin in 1981? Echo & The Bunnymen in the SFX in 1985? The Clash in 1977? Then you need to hear this show.
The series features the likes of Peter Devlin (of The Devlins), Paul Page (ex-Whipping Boy) and Canice Kenealy (Engine Alley) fondly reminiscing about their favourite concert down all the days.
You can catch the show on Saturday evenings at 9pm, repeated on Sundays at 9am, and archived on Soundcloud (above).
Next week’s episode features Hot Press journalist Niall Crumlish remembering REM’s legendary concert in the RDS in June 1989 during their ‘Green’ world tour.
“I’m delighted to have been asked by Cathal to contribute to this series. It’s about the shows, yes, but also more: what music means when you are young, the songs that saved your life, and the Irelands we grew up in.”
Episode 1 here
Twenty years ago, today.
Phil Antropist writes:
Great days…only 25.50 punts…now there’s inflation for ya :-)
Irish support acts anyone?
Saw REM supporting U2 in ’85. £12.50!