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Fergus O’Byrne Show

Little after 11pm but got the show uploaded.



Show starts off with some Teresa Ennis as I got settled in.  Mentioned Alan Doyle and Gordon Pinsent being in the new Robin Hood movie.  Quick reminder of Out There with Melissa DiMarco airing tonight.

Then the interview with Fergus O’Byrne.  First hour also has music from Jim Payne/Fergus O’Byrne and Ryan’s Fancy.

Second hour starts off with the Dardanelles then conclude the interview with Fergus. This hour contains the part where we talked about Tacks Beach. 🙂

Played Fergus’ musical works for the rest of the program.  I end the show with an entire side of the last album from Ryan’s Fancy in 1982.  I chose the second side since that marked the end of their recordings.  And the albums were never released on CD so it’s rare to hear them on the radio.  Here is the fan site for the band.  Lots of good information.


But there is a place you can get a CD. This one is of recordings from their CBC TV shows.  Of the fifteen re-mastered tracks, thirteen songs have never previously been available.  I’ll have to get my hands on this one.


And here is the website for Sing Song Inc. where you can get Fergus’ work with Jim Payne along with many other artists.


Thanks to Fergus O’Byrne for doing the interview.  And to Toni Marie for really being the reason for it in the first place.  I mentioned how it happened in a previous blog but wanted to save that story for a different episode of the radio show.

By the way had a bad headache during the first hour.  Really glad this week that I don’t script my show a lot. LOL.

Thanks to Jennie in Cape Breton and Julie in Australia for sending me messages during the show.  Yes, during the show.  Pretty cool.

Upcoming Interviews/Thanks Toni Marie

An hour or so tonight due to Queen’s Hockey.  Last regular season game of the year.  Possibly the last broadcast of the season.  Might be a playoff game but they need a win and help to get in.

Tonight brand new music from Shanneyganock and the Dardanelles.

Next week I’ll air the interview I did with Sora and some of her music.  New CD is coming out soon.  She lives in the Calgary area and has some upcoming shows I’ll mention for the western listeners.

Sunday I’m doing double duty with interviews.  Taping the first one with Andrea Wittgens.  She’s a singer/songwriter from Antigonish and is a Queen’s grad.  Currently living in Seattle.

And a couple of hours later I’m interviewing Fergus O’Byrne of Ryan’s Fancy.  If you read the Herald piece you saw me talking about it would be a great honour to interview him or Denis Ryan from the group.   By the way, Toni Marie personally made that happen.  Other than the print interview she was the one who landed him as a guest on my show.  🙂

Toni and I did the interview by email between Christmas and New Years.  So it was a bit of a wait for it to make print.  2 weeks before it was printed Fergus was on NTV News during the weather with Toni Marie.  Of course you see her do 3 or 4 live hits during the hour.  Which means the rest of the time they sit and wait.

So she was talking to Fergus between the live hits and mentioned the Herald piece.  Fergus said he’d love to do an interview and passed along his email to Toni Marie who got it to me. Voila!

So I have to thank Toni Marie, twice. 🙂