- 18 Mar 21
The PoguestrA is a collective powered by diversity and inclusion, formed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns to bring solace to Pogues fans worldwide.
After reworked nine songs from the punk band's repertoire, the group are now taking on another Shane MacGowan-penned classic, originally included in The Pogues’s debut album Red Roses For Me in 1984.
The collective have since banded together to reinterpret 'Boys From The County Hell', alongside special guests Spider Stacy and Andy Nolan.
Spider Stacy is the legendary lead vocalist, tin whistle player and founding member of The Pogues.
Andy Nolan is an acclaimed musician and songwriter, and has performed with the likes of Elvis Costello, Russell Crowe, Shane MacGowan, Spider Stacy and many more. His current band, The BibleCodeSundays, have supported many folk and rock stars including; Van Morrison, Imelda May, Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols, Thin Lizzy, The Sawdoctors and Dropkick Murphys. Nolan is also the screenwriter/producer of BAFTA Award-winning short films Tax City and Jack Mulligan.
A total of 36 musicians from around the world took part in the clip, with each band member filming themselves individually from their homes. If this doesn't bring out your patriotism during COVID lockdown, we don't know what will!
Watch the collective plus Spider Stacy and Andy Nolan cover 'Boys From The County Hell' below: