Shane Macgowan

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Franz Ferdinand: they have just released their fifth studio album Always Ascending. “We had an absolute ball making it. I think it is a fun record”
Franz Ferdinand are a band reborn
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  • February 7, 2018, 07:00

In 2016, Franz Ferdinand’s lead guitarist, Nick McCarthy, packed his trunk and waved goodbye to the circus, choosing to spend time with his young fami(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

Damien Dempsey: “People thought I was a joke act or a gimmick.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Damien Dempsey, the charismatic singer with a repertoire of striking, honest songs, is surprisingly shy. He’s warm and insightful whether discussing t(...)

Shane MacGowan at his 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall, in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nick Cave, Bono, Sinéad O’Connor, a Sex Pistol and the President of Ireland are at the National Concert Hall for Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday. I lov(...)

 Shane MacGowan pictured backstage at the National Concert Hall  with President Michael D Higgins, Johnny Depp and Victoria Mary Clarke. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Some of Ireland’s best known politicians, musicians and artists are attending a tribute gala to the former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan who turned 60 (...)

The Rusangano Family feature at First Fortnight Big Gig at Tramline.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Saturday Jan 13 The Redneck Manifesto Whelan’s Dublin 8pm €20 (sold out) whelanslive.com They were once a revered regular act on the more fringe ar(...)

Brendan O’Carroll as Mrs Brown in this year’s ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Christmas special. Photograph: Alan Peebles

The Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special was the most-watched television programme in Ireland this Christmas. Mrs Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Mummy, in which(...)

Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan: Fairytale of New York still  retains its emotional heft. Photograph: Patrick Ford / Redferns
Happy 60th birthday, Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan celebrates his 60th birthday today. For many, this is a modest achievement, but for this singular singer-songwriter it is remarkable on(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan: found the unique Shane MacGowan a difficult man to pin down when the former Pogues singer turned up on Sunday With Miriam.

Shane MacGowan isn’t one for dwelling on the past. On the publication of fellow Pogues member James Fearnley’s memoir about life in the band, for inst(...)

Whenyoung: taking part in Shane MacGowan’s 60th Birthday Celebration gig, at the NCH in Dublin

What? Limerick indie trio Where? London Why? Aoife Power (vocals and bass), Niall Burns (guitar) and Andrew Flood (drums) first met in Limerick when t(...)

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