Shane MacGowan of the Pogues is set to cash in to the tune of €450,000 as his classic hit Fairytale of New York dominates the airwaves again this Christmas. The festive season is a big-money earner for the select few bands with evergreen Christmas songs that are revived every year.
Celtic Woman have added their beautiful voices and harmonies to some of Ireland’s most loved songs on their new album Postcards from Ireland.
Legendary folk band the High Kings have wowed audiences for more than a decade and one of the first songs they made their own was the romantic comedy Black Velvet Band. It tells the story of a young man walking through the city when a beautiful woman catches his eye.
A poignant look back at the wonderful George Donaldson singing the folk classic The Parting Glass. The trad scene tragically lost one of its most beloved sons in 2014 when ‘the Voyager’ passed away following a heart attack in his Glasgow home aged just 46.