(Vocal/instrumental group, 1982–present) Formed in North London around gifted songwriter Shane MacGowan (vocals). Other long-term members include Spider Stacey (tin whistle, vocals), Jem Finer (banjo, guitar), Phil Chevron (guitar) and Andrew Ranken (drums). They breathed fresh, punky life into Irish music on excellent albums Rum, Sodomy And The Lash (1985) and If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988), and big hit ‘Fairytale Of New York’ (duet with Kirsty MacColl). ...
If there is a strand of folk music that seems universally popular, it’s Irish. This is not surprising considering Ireland’s sad history of emigration and the transportation of their music to all corners of the globe. Through those claiming ancestry or simply connecting with a music that conveys extremes of emotion, it has the proven ability to connect with many different cultures. Moving into the twenty-first century, arguably the most forceful ...
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