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07th Dec 2019

Shane MacGowan to sing ‘Fairytale of New York’ on The Late Late Show next week

Carl Kinsella

Now this is something you don’t want to miss.

Shane MacGowan will be on next week’s Late Late Show to sing his legendary Fairytale of New York. Indeed, according to host Ryan Tubridy, next week’s entire episode will be a tribute to The Pogues’ frontman.

Usually the Late Late Show line-up is kept under wraps until the Thursday of each week, but Tubs couldn’t keep this secret to himself, telling last night’s audience: “Next week on the Late Late Show, I’m very excited to tell you it’ll be our privilege to pay tribute to one of my favourite people… Mr Shane MacGowan, musician, songwriter, frontman of the Pogues.

“When you think of it he’s the man who wrote the best song of all time, did he not?

“And next Friday, Shane MacGowan and whole load of stars will perform Fairytale of New York right here on the Late Late Show’s well as other songs from Shane and friends, stories. It’s going to be beautiful.

“It’s promised to be a session like no other so don’t miss it. That’s next Friday.”

No other names have been confirmed for the special yet, but a chance to see MacGowan singing live is more than enough reason to tune in.