Tag Archives: Shane MacGowan

Brendan at the Chelsea: feckin’ brilliant

“And in Brendan Behan’s footsteps I danced up and down the street.” (Phil Chevron/The Pogues) Brendan at the Chelsea is a masterful production. The play, in its North American debut, allows us to dance in Brendan Behan’s footsteps. It’s filled … Continue reading

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“Sláinte!” to Ireland

You’ve probably seen the phrase “Erin Go Bragh” hanging in a pub somewhere in your travels. It’s the anglicized version of the Irish Éirinn go Brách. The English spelling is meaningless. The Irish Gaelic phrase Éirinn go Brách roughly means … Continue reading

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Shane MacGowan for sainthood / Pogues in New York City

Seeing the Pogues on March 17 in New York City left me with a certain sense of Irish sacredness at the event. Shane MacGowan is a living Irish punk legend. The wounded healer. I decided to nominate him for sainthood. Thus, … Continue reading

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Pogues in New York City

It’s official, March 17 is being changed to Saint Shane MacGowan Day. Let’s celebrate a real Irishman….and Shane lit up Gotham tonight. Terminal 5 in New York City – Five encore songs, including Night in Soho and Fiesta (complete with … Continue reading

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