National Concert Hall - Dublin / 5th January 2018
Shane MacGowan - 60th Birthday Celebration
Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Glen Hansard, Camille O'Sullivan, Johnny Depp, Cerys Matthews, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Lisa O'Neill, Finbar Furey, whenyoung, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Clem Burke of Blondie with Cáit O'Riordan, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer, Terry Woods of The Pogues and more artists on the evening...
Irish musician and singer-songwriter Shane MacGowan is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues.
After seeing The Clash, and being up close and personal with the Sex Pistols and The Jam, he formed The Nipple Erectors, but it wasn’t until the early 1980s that he established himself as a songwriting force to be reckoned with a new band The Pogues.
When it came to writing songs for The Pogues, it was a given that MacGowan would draw on not only his Irish heritage (Irish nationalism, history, immigrant life in London and beyond) but also his love of literature (poets and writers such as James Clarence Mangan, Brendan Behan, JP Donleavy).