- 13 Dec 23
The Christmas classic 'Fairytale Of New York' is set to be released on 7-inch vinyl with proceeds going to Dublin Simon Community - a charity supported by Shane McGowan and his widow Victoria Mary Clarke.
The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale Of New York’ is set to be released on 7-inch vinyl with proceeds going to Dublin Simon Community – a charity that Shane and his wife Victoria Mary Clarke have shown great support for.
Frontman Shane MacGowan's funeral took place in Tipperary on December 8, following his death aged 65.
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His family, friends and bandmates are now re-releasing their Christmas classic single on vinyl to raise money for charity.
The 7-inch single will come with ‘Fairytale Of New York’ on the A-side with an instrumental version of the track on the B-side. The vinyl can be pre-ordered here and €6.90 from the sale of each product will be donated to Dublin Simon Community.
Emma Kilkenny, Head of Fundraising & Communications at Dublin Simon Community spoke about the release:
“We would like to say a huge thank you to The Pogues and Shane MacGowan’s family for their generosity in creating such a special legacy for Dublin Simon Community with this release. Music is an emotional and visceral gift that can lift spirits and bring hope to people at their lowest point.
“We share the truly magical memory of Shane’s performance at the very special Christmas Busk recorded in St Patrick’s Cathedral during the Covid lockdown. The Christmas Eve Busk is a beating heart at the core of Dublin Simon’s fundraising and Shane was always a very welcome and truly amazing addition to this special event.”