Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration

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From A Pair of Brown Eyes to Fairytale of New YorkShane MacGowan is a poet of modern music and one of the great international songwriters. Dublin’s National Concert Hall is delighted to mark Shane MacGowan’s 60th Birthday with this specially produced concert celebrating the power and poetry of his songs and his singular contribution to Irish music.

Produced and curated in collaboration with Shane, this concert sees his collaborators, friends, artists who admire his work and those who have been influenced by him come together to sing these great songs. Joining them are a newly created band naturally featuring members of The Pogues led by Musical Director Terry Edwards. Hosted by John Kelly.

Produced by Gerry O’Boyle and Gary Sheehan for NCH. In collaboration with Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke. Presented by NCH 


Therese MacGowan RIP

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Shane would like to say thank you and God bless you to all the people who are offering kind words and condolences on the passing of his mother Therese. It means a lot at this difficult time.

Shane MacGowan / Electric Picnic

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Contrary to reports in the press, Shane MacGowan had not agreed to play the annual Electric Picnic festival at Stradbally in County Laois – this was a false rumour put out.

Shane MacGowan, Cronin brothers and Joe Rooney create Euro 2016 anthem for Ireland

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Shane MacGowan has teamed up with Les Cronins (brothers Johnny and Michael Cronin) and comedian Joe Rooney (Father Damo from Father Ted) to record the ultimate anthem for Ireland for this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.

The song is a cover of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s ‘Je t’aime moi non plus’ given an Irish twist and renamed ‘Je t’aime Irland’.

Contributions from Rackhouse Pilfer, Biblecode Sundays, Brave Giant, Sean & Eabha Gavaghan, Shane Wearen, Eddie Reynolds, Flash Kennedy, Sugar Ray, Daire O Reilly, David Keenan and a 50 piece choir can also be heard on the track.

Listen to the song below.


Shane Documentary Sky Arts

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Sky Arts have made a documentary, following Shane as he gets his new dental implants.  The documentary, entitled Shane MacGowan: A Wreck Reborn, features interviews with family and friends and will be shown on Sky Arts on Sunday 20th December at 10pm (GMT).