Shane Macgowan

38 results

Fairytale of New York: Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan around the time of the song’s release, in 1987. Photograph: Tim Roney/Getty

Once upon a time a band set out to make a Christmas song. Not about snow or sleigh rides or mistletoe or miracles but about lost youth and ruined drea(...)

Shane MacGowan and Nick Cave duet on What a Wonderful World’ in 1992

Nick Cave says the BBC’s decision to censor Fairytale of New York “destroys” the song. In a post for his Red Hand Files newsletter, the Australian si(...)

England’s Jack Grealish congratulates Jadon Sancho after his goal against the Republic of Ireland. Photo: Getty Images

“As an Irish kid you don’t think: ‘I dream of playing at Wembley’”. Aaron Connolly struck that confident tone on Monday, we nodded approvingly, that’s(...)

 Horslips are due to play Féile ’19. Photograph: Rob Hearne

There was a nostalgia tsunami last year when the return of Féile was announced. Ah, yes, the Trip to Tipp, recalled many people of a certain age, the (...)

Kevin Thornton: ‘We hope to make Food for Life at Féile a highlight for attendees.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Double Michelin-starred chef Kevin Thornton will curate a festival food area at this year’s Féile weekend in Thurles. Festival attendees can enjoy a(...)

Downsizing and drink-driving are conversations sure to cause arguments at the dinner table. Photograph: Getty Images

The last big shop has been done, the stocks of embossed, three-ply toilet paper have been replenished, and everyone is primed not to mention last year(...)

Liam Tilly in his Christmas jumper outside his house on Bath Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Liam Tilly is not going mad for Christmas this year. He has ordered only three turkeys: one each for two of his sons, and one for himself. Each one wi(...)

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’  was written for the 1949 film ‘Neptune’s Daughter’, starring Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban.  Photograph: Mondadori Portfolio by Getty Images

Although not a Christmas song per se, Baby It’s Cold Outside is an annual festive favourite. The call and response duet details a man trying to convin(...)

‘Last Christmas’ is the ghost of every Christmas past booming from the speakers – from your first Walkman to the background fuzz of festive ‘Top of the Pops’.

Christmas songs are a bit like those tantalising chocolates in the advent calendar. Fun and festive if you pace yourself and indulge at the appropriat(...)

Mary Victoria Clarke on her wedding day in Denmark as she gets ready to wed Shane MacGowan.

Singer-songwriter Shane MacGowan has married his long-term girlfriend Victoria Mary Clarke. The pair, who have been together for 32 years and engaged(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Next
  • Last »