Megan O’Neill – Fairytale of New York
It’s not really Christmas until you’ve tipsily belted out Shane & Kirsty’s ageless duet at closing time.
But can I interest you in an intimate and beautifully sung cover version of the Pogues classic by Irish-born Megan O’Neill (top)?
Coming on the back of her second album Getting Comfortable With Uncertainty, Megan writes:
“‘Fairytale of New York’ has always been my favourite Christmas song and a bold choice to cover, I will admit! I was really hesitant about covering such an iconic song but I knew that if I was going to go for it, it had to be so uniquely my own and a far cry from the original sonically.
“I think myself and Mark Caplice (producer) have managed to capture something special here. Our haunting version of this song really captures how heartbreakingly sad the story actually is.”
Nick says: We kissed on the corner and danced through the night.