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Christmas bonus for MacGowan from Fairytale of New York

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The Pogues Fairytale of New York

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.

Postcards from Ireland – Celtic Woman album is a delight

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Postcards from Ireland - Celtic Woman album is a delight

Celtic Woman have added their beautiful voices and harmonies to some of Ireland’s most loved songs on their new album Postcards from Ireland.

High Kings capture betrayal of the Black Velvet Band

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The High Kings will capture your attention brilliant rendition of Black Velvet Band

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.

Fairytale of New York named best Christmas song by Irish public

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A new RTÉ documentary reveals that the Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan ‘really fancied’ his 'Fairytale of New York' co-star Kirsty MacColl

The Irish public have named their favourite Christmas song of all time and, perhaps, it is no surprise to see rockers the Pogues come out on top.

Fairytale of New York, The Celtic punk Irish legends’ 1987 duet with the late, great Kirsty MacColl, finished in top spot.