Fairytale of 1997

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.

Meanwhile the Irish Mirror spoke to Jean MacColl this week, and their piece is here. They also spoke to Shane MacGowan.

Your 15 minutes

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!”