Glen Hansard & Lisa O’Neill Perform a Stirring Version of “Fairytale of New York” at Shane MacGowan’s Funeral: Watch Their Send-Off

On Fri­day, Glen Hansard & Lisa O’Neill per­formed “Fairy­tale of New York” at Shane Mac­Gowan’s funer­al, giv­ing the Pogues’ front­man quite the send-off. The mov­ing per­for­mance took place before a packed church in Nenagh, a coun­try town in Ire­land. And it all ends, per­haps fit­ting­ly, with mourn­ers danc­ing in the aisles. Below, you can also watch Nick Cave per­form a Pogues song from 1986, “A Rainy Night in Soho.”

Relat­ed Con­tent

The Sto­ry of The Pogues’ “Fairy­tale of New York,” the Boozy Bal­lad That Has Become One of the Most Beloved Christ­mas Songs of All Time

Shane Mac­Gowan & Sinéad O’Connor Duet Togeth­er, Per­form­ing a Mov­ing Ren­di­tion of “Haunt­ed”

RIP Shane Mac­Gowan: Watch the Celtic Punk Rock­er Per­form with Nick Cave, Kirsty Mac­Coll & the Dublin­ers

The Won­drous Night When Glen Hansard Met Van Mor­ri­son

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  • Jeff Murphy says:

    What a beau­ti­ful way to acknowl­edge the man and his music.

  • aa says:

    What a beau­ti­ful way to acknowl­edge the man and his music.

  • Irene says:

    Amaz­ing ren­di­tion of the mag­ic music of Shane McGowan.
    It brought tears to my eyes and I shared the video with as many friends as I could think of.

  • Martin kane says:

    What a leg­end you nev­er here the likes of him again RIP Shane😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

  • Valerie Tweed says:

    Nev­er fails to make me cry.
    Anoth­er leg­end pass­ing on into the next life.
    What beau­ti­ful ren­di­tions of two beau­ti­ful songs.
    cry­ing every time I look at these two amaz­ing videos.
    Such a beau­ti­ful send off for a beau­ti­ful man.
    Who would not want to leave this world in this way.
    Sur­round­ed by all those who loved you and the beau­ty of such fab­u­lous music and won­der­ful peers.
    Rest in Peace Beau­ti­ful man.
    Your music will live on, have no fear.
    Espe­cial­ly at this won­der­ful time of the year.
    Hats Off to those who made all this hap­pen, well done guys.

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