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# Shane MacGowan

1st December 2023
Music icon Paul Simon got on the phone to Liveline to pay tribute to his friend Shane MacGowan
The acclaimed singer-songwriter today remembered his ‘charismatic friend’ Shane MacGowan.
Fairytale of New York: How a lifelong punk wrote the seminal Irish Christmas song
A report by
Carl Kinsella
More than three decades on, a campaign is under way to get the song back to the top of the charts.
This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Tony Duffin: Shane MacGowan was more than a Fairytale…
Following the passing of Shane MacGowan, Tony Duffin reflects on the impact of Shane’s work on him in London during the 1980’s.
'One of music’s greatest lyricists': Tributes paid to 'genius' Shane MacGowan
The 65-year-old frontman of The Pogues passed away early this morning.
Pogues frontman and songwriter Shane MacGowan has died aged 65
The influential musician, songwriter and singer was best known as the lead singer of the Pogues.
The singer died in the early hours of this morning surrounded by his wife and family
President Higgins said his songs "connected Irish people all over the globe to their culture"
'One of music’s greatest lyricists': Tributes paid to 'genius' Shane MacGowan
Last month
November 2023
Fairytale of New York: 'The boys of the NYPD Choir never actually sang Galway Bay, until now'
Nathan Mannion of the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum looks at the impact of two iconic Irish songs – Galway Bay and Fairytale of New York.
All time
'A dream come true': Shane MacGowan sings Fairytale of New York alongside Philomena Begley
Shane’s wife said it was a “dream come true” for him to sing with Philomena.
'Not all characters are angels': Shane MacGowan responds to Fairytale of New York controversy
The Pogues frontman has explained why he included offensive terms in the song.
'Johnny Depp tried to do A Rainy Night in Soho': Shane MacGowan ties the knot with long-term partner
MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke tied the knot in a civil ceremony in Copenhagen.
5 striking portraits of legendary musicians captured by Irish journalist BP Fallon
From Keith Richards to Debbie Harry.
Michael D presents Shane McGowan with lifetime award on emotional evening
Tributes were also paid to Dolores O’Riordan at the singer’s 60th birthday concert.
Shane MacGowan expresses thanks for support after mother's death in car crash
Therese MacGowan died after her car struck a wall in Tipperary.
Shane MacGowan has had his teeth fixed in 'the Everest of dentistry'
MacGowan’s last tooth fell out eight years ago – but now he’s had all 28 of them restored in a mammoth procedure.
Shane MacGowan's after breaking his pelvis doing a 'complicated dance move'
We’ve all been that soldier.
Irish stars to unite for terminally ill Pogues guitarist
Some of Ireland’s best musicians and writers will pay tribute to Philip Chevron at special concert.
The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron: 'This time the cancer is lethal'
The position of his cancer means that treatment is seriously ill-advised and would almost certainly “cause a stroke or worse”.
Fairytale of New York breaks the one million mark
The 25-year-old song has now sold more than one million copies in the UK.
10 days to Euro 2012: Shane MacGowan’s Rockier Road to Poland
The Pogues front man has given his support to the Boys in Green the only way he knows how.