Something for your Hogmanay party? “A wonderfully vibey remix/mash by Captain wOw Mash up of Kirsty MacColl’s much loved ‘In these shoes’ and The Gulf Gate Project’s ‘Beezy’.” Anyway it’s hot off the press and you can make up your own mind!
2014 saw the astonishing 25th anniversary of Kirsty’s first “proper” album, ‘Kite’. Here she is in her prime and looking fabulous.
Down to No. 17 in the New Year chart goes Fairytale of New York. Soon it will fly off into the dark reaches to come back into sight at the end of 2015.
In a break from all things Broadway, here are The Sweptaways and Anders Wendin with a highly watchable Swedish version of They Don’t Know – this was done about 5 years ago, but merits a revival. Please raise a festive glass for Kirsty!
4 Schools 1 Language, as the song is performed in ISL by students from St. Dominic’s College, St. Declan’s College, St. Mary’s School for Deaf Girls & St. Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys, Dublin 7.
It’s Fairy Tale of New York (with Randy Weasel and Kooei Goose). Cheers!
Something for your stocking. DMC does Fairytale of New York, to get you in the mood.
Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan performing Fairytale of New York on the Jack Docherty Show on Irish TV in 1997.
The song has stalled at No. 11 in the UK Christmas Chart (it was actually lower in the mid week interim charts) and will presumably fade away next week.
Unfortunately the film footage which was shot at October’s Kirstyfest, which was expected to be part of a documentary on Saturday 20th December, has not made the broadcast cut. If you were there and were looking forward to watching yourself in the choir, the producers pass on their thanks and best wishes for the new year, and are sorry that there wasn’t enough room to use the coverage. Thanks to Barry for the update. As he says, “Looks like our ’15 Minutes’ doesn’t start just yet!”
Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues performing Fairytale of New York, all still shiny and new, at the Town and Country Club in London at the St Patrick’s night concert in London. Guinness all round!