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This afternoon.

Crock of Gold.

The official trailer for Julien Temple’s Victoria Mary Clarke/Johnny Depp-produced, Ralph Steadman-animated documentary on Shane MacGowan has just ‘dropped’ (after a bit of a stagger).

Thanks Fanning Sessions


From top: Glen Hansard and Lisa O Neill perform ‘A Rainy Night in Soho’; Aiden Gillen (left) with Patrick Bergin, who performed a spoken word version of ‘The Old Main Drag; and Shane MacGowan with Philomena Begley after their rendition of ‘Fairytale of New York’

Last night.

The Late Late Show.

A Long-overdue tribute to Shane MacGowan was punctuated by performances – some controversial – of Shane’s music by sleb fans.

Such as…

Ah here.

How was it for you?


The Late Late Show tribute to the singer took place in a mock bar complete with pints of stout.

Following the segment, Alcohol Action Ireland said it was regrettable the broadcaster would seek to normalise the impact of alcohol on people and reinforce cultural stereotypes.

RTÉ said the barroom setting was chosen as “such locations were for Shane’s musical career and a backdrop to his music and lyrics.”


RTÉ defends use of pub setting in Late Late Show’s Shane MacGowan tribute (BreakingNews)

Last night

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


This afternoon.

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


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.

Speaking Suppers

Thanks Sarah