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An Taobh Tuathail celebrates 15 years on air & wants your cover song requests

An Taobh Tuathail celebrates 15 years on air & wants your cover song requests


Cian Ó Cíobháin’s An Taobh Tuathail, the RTÉ RnaG alternative music show of note is celebrating 15 years on air on May 1st, an impressive feat indeed.

Ó Cíobháin will be marking the occasion with a special broadcast and like in 2011, the man is asking for your favourite covers of all-time for the 15th birthday show.

You can send your requests in to him at [email protected], Facebook or Twitter. The only stipulation is it can’t have been featured before (see below for a list).

Here’s one of my favourite all-time covers of a Big Star tune by a Swedish musician Kendal Johansson, who we’ve not heard from since. It gives me shivers every time.

Full list of previously played covers

Al Green / Light My Fire / The Right Stuff [The Doors] Balanescu Quartet / Autobahn / Mute [Kraftwerk] Banjo Or Freakout / Archangel / [Burial] Big Ned / Paint It Black / Optimo Music [The Rolling Stones] Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Tortoise / Daniel / Domino [Elton John] Brothers Johnson / Strawberry Letter 23 / Maverick [Shuggie Otis] Calexico / Alone Again Or / City Slang [Love] Ciccone Youth / Into The Groovey / Blast First [Madonna – Into The Groove] Devo / Satisfaction (I Can’t Get Me No) / Virgin [The Rolling Stones] Emmylou Harris / Wrecking Ball / Grapevine [Neil Young] Iron & Wine / Such Great Heights / Sub Pop [The Postal Service] James Blake / Limit To Your Love / Atlas [Feist] Jose Gonzalez / Heartbeats / Peacefrog [The Knife] Joy Division / Sister Ray / Factory [The Velvet Underground] Junior Boys / When No One Cares / Domino [Frank Sinatra] Katzenjammers / Cars / Red Hook [Gary Numan] Lali Puna / Together In Electric Dreams / Morr Music [Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder] Langley Schools Music Project / Space Oddity / Setanta [David Bowie] LB / Ashes To Ashes (Digital Spacepop Replicant) / Output [David Bowie] Linus Loves / Hold Me Closer / Breastfed [Joy Division – Decades] Mechanical Bride / Umbrella / Transgressive [Rihanna] Mr Hopkinson’s Computer / Where Is My Mind? / Wonktronic [Pixies] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / The Carnival Is Over / Mute [The Seekers] Pixies / Evil Hearted You / 4AD [The Yardbirds] Primal Scream / Darklands / Creation [The Jesus & Mary Chain] Rebekah Del Rio / Llorando / Milan [Roy Orbison – Crying] Rickolus / Ceremony / [Joy Division / New Order] Schneider Tm V Kpt.Michi.Gan / The Light 3000 / City Slang [The Smiths – Thers Is A Light That Never Goes Out] Senor Coconut Y Sun Conjunto / The Robots (Cha-Cha-Cha) / Multicolor [Kraftwerk] Sonic Youth / Superstar / A&M [The Carpenters] Susanna & The Magical Orchestra / Condition Of The Heart / Rune Grammofon [Prince] The Breeders / Happiness Is A Warm Gun / 4AD [The Beatles] The Carpenters / I Can Dream, Can’t I? / A&M [Tamara] The Cramps / Lonesome Town / Zonophone [Ricky Nelson] The Fall / Lost In Music / Permanent [Sister Sledge] The Fall / Victoria / Sanctuary Midline [The Kinks] The Field / Everyone’s Got To Learn Sometime / Kompakt [The Korgis] The Futureheads / Hounds Of Love / 679 Recordings [Kate Bush] The Hope Blister / Sweet Unknown / 4AD [The Cranes] The Kindness / Swinging Party / Moshi Moshi [The Replacements] The Memory Band / Why / Peacefrog [Carly Simon] The Parsonage / Love Will Tear Us Apart / Oscarr [Joy Division] The Slits / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / End Recordings [Marvin Gaye] The Young Gods / September Song / PIAS [Walter Huston] This Mortal Coil / Song To The Siren / 4AD [Tim Buckley] This Mortal Coil / You And Your Sister / 4AD [Chris Bell] Tiga / Hot In Herre / Skint [Nelly] Tim Chaplin / Only You / 23 Seconds [Yazoo] Tindersticks / Here / Island [Pavement] Wall Of Voodoo / Ring Of Fire / Domino [Johnny Cash] Whomadewho / Satisfaction / Gomma [Benny Benassi feat The Biz]