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The Old Main Drag

By Lankum

Lankum writes:

We had the unbelievable honour of being invited to play at Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on the 15th of January.

This is the version of The Old Main Drag that we put together for the show.

Massive thanks to Sinéad Kennedy for use of the location, to the NCH Dublin for putting together such a mindblowing gig, and to Shane MacGowan for writing some of the best songs the world has ever heard.

Video shot by Jamie Goldrick and David Knox


Thanks Jam Goldie


Contemporary folk/trad outfit Lynched have today announced that they will no longer be going under the name, for reasons stated above.

Having used it for over a decade, in fairness, they have far outgrown its original use, when the brothers Lynch were a punk performance-art duo.

Lankum, as they will henceforth be known, is a name that draws from Irish Traveller culture, and rather suits their socially-conscious attitudes and output.


TAFKA Lynched