Songlines [Radio Scotland]

Episodes

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Fairytale of New York2007041220181225 (RS)

In 1987 Shane McGowan and Jem Finer penned the Pogues hit Fairytale of New York. Thirty years on and the song still has Irish emigrants weeping into their pints. It has also become a legacy to the late Kirsty McColl and a perennial Christmas classic. John Cavanagh delves into the remarkable story behind the song.

John Cavanagh delves into the remarkable story behind this classic Christmas song.

Series exploring the histories behind classic and popular songs.

Fairytale Of New York2007041220181225 (RS)

In 1987 Shane McGowan and Jem Finer penned the Pogues hit Fairytale of New York. Thirty years on and the song still has Irish emigrants weeping into their pints. It has also become a legacy to the late Kirsty McColl and a perennial Christmas classic. John Cavanagh delves into the remarkable story behind the song.

John Cavanagh delves into the remarkable story behind this classic Christmas song.

Series exploring the histories behind classic and popular songs.