National Concert Hall, Dublin 2
Shane MacGowan on the occasion of his 60th birthday is celebrated by President Michael D. Higgins and a line-up that included Bono, Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Glen Hansard, Camille O’Sullivan, Johnny Depp, Sinéad O’Connor, Cerys Matthews, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Lisa O’Neill, Finbar Furey, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Clem Burke of Blondie, Cáit O’Riordan, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer, Terry Woods of The Pogues, and more.
President Higgins presented Shane with a special Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the “power and poetry of his work and his singular contribution to Irish music”.
All pics: Mark Stedman
Nenagh, Co Tipperary
Shane MacGowan (centre) with children and officials from the Al-Helal soccer academy in Gaza currently on tour in ireland.
The footballers, aged from 10 to 14 years old, are staying and playing in Nenagh and will visit Dubliin, Limerick, Kinvara and Wexford over the coming days as guests [see link below] of Gaza Action Ireland.
Shane, whose parents came from Nenagh, is recovering from a recent illness.
Gaza Kids in ireland (Facebook)
Pic: brendan Fitzpatrick
A healthy Shane MacGowan rests up following treatment to fractures inflicted in the pelvic region during a propulsive and ill advised ‘dance move’ at the weekend.
Nurses may have confiscated some items, sources say.
*loud bottle clinking sound*
Pic via Victoria Mary Clarke
This evening outside Gianni’s, Grove Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
A dramatic, inter-generational power pop/folk punk summit as Bressie and Shane MacGowan meet ahead of a Speaking Suppers gabfest in aid of LARCC Cancer Support Centre in Mullingar.
It’s like the mods and rockers all over again.
Everyone stay cool.
Shane MacGowan (55 on December 25) and The Pogues perform Fairytale of New York last night at the O2 Arena..
A concert to mark the band’s 30th anniversary,
Who would have thought?
Thanks S and Tom
Michael Cronin writes;
New video for the unofficial Irish Euro Footie anthem featuring Shane MacGowan, The Aftermath & Fr Ted’s Joe Rooney. All proceeds to the Simon Community. Enjoy.
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