Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Cover Song Wednesdays - Fairytale of New York

Just in time for the Holidays!
  • It was inspired by Sergio Leone's film Once Upon a Time in America
  • It was written by a full-time drunk in a reverie of sentiment
  • The duet included a talented red-headed singer who couldn't perform in front of an audience
  • It was recorded by an award-winnning U2 producer who didn't know how to track a pennywhistle
  • It featured an NYFD pipe and drum band pretending to perform Galway Bay (as the non-existent NYPD choir)
  • And it wouldn't exist without Matt Dillon

It is the UK's most-played Holiday song of this century - Fairytale of New York.

Katzenjammer, Ben Caplan and The Trondheim Soloists perform the Pogues / Kirsty MacColl classic Fairytale Of New York...



Here's a throwback - The Making of the Pogues Fairytale of New York

Episode 1 of 6

Episode 2 of 6

Episode 3 of 6

Episode 4 of 6

Episode 5 of 6

Episode 6 of 6

2014 can pogue mahone. Here's to you 2015!

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