1992 festivals and extensive UK tour

Top of the Pops

Jan 2, 1992. The show where Kirsty is wearing a blue top and Kirsty & Shane are both wearing hangover protecting sunglasses (no other Pogues present …) was recorded on Jan 1 and shown the following evening. This was to coincide with the Christmas 1991 re-release of Fairytale of New York. Kirsty had spent the evening before the recording (i.e. New Years Eve 1991) supporting Billy Bragg at the Hackney Empire. Show presenters – Adrian Rose and Steve Anderson.

Top of the Pops

Jan 16, 1992. Kirsty appeared with The Wonderstuff larking about to Welcome to the Cheap Seats. Source: TH (and he should know).

GLASGOW Fleadh (Glasgow Green)

May 24, 1992.

Glasgow Green Fleadh, May 1992
Glasgow Green Fleadh, May 1992

LONDON The Grand, Clapham

Flyer from The Grand, 27 May 1992
Flyer from The Grand, 27 May 1992

May 27, 1992 (support: The Forget-Me-Nots). May – August tour lineup: KM, Mark Nevin, Dave Ruffy, Gary Tibbs, Jamie West-Oram.

Set List: A New England; Innocence; Children of the Revolution; Mothers Ruin; You Know It’s You; Irish Cousin; You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby; Still Life; My Affair; Fifteen Minutes; Don’t Come The Cowboy…; Tread Lightly; Happy; Train In Vain; Walking Down Madison; Free World; They Don’t Know; There’s A Guy…

NORTHAMPTON Irish Centre

June 5, 1992. This venue closed its doors in 1997.

READING 21st South Street

June 6, 1992.

LONDON Fleadh (Finsbury Park)

June 7, 1992.

Venue unknown – probable gig

June 13, 1992.

LAMPETER University

June 19, 1992. Verified by DC4, who did the sound!

COLCHESTER Essex University

June 20, 1992. A New England; Innocence; Fifteen Minutes; Don’t Come The Cowboy…; Tread Lightly; Happy; Train in Vain; Walking Down Madison; Angel; Free World; Soho Square; They Don’t Know; There’s a Guy… (this set list seems a bit short. Children of the Revolution was definitely sound-checked but doesn’t appear on the gig tape – Terry)

LONDON Mean Fiddler

Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley

June 22, 1992 (support: Handsome). A New England; Innocence; Children of the Revolution; Mother’s ruin; You know it’s you; You just haven’t earned it yet, baby; Still life; My Affair; Fifteen Minutes; Don’t Come The Cowboy…; Tread Lightly; Happy; Train in Vain; Walking Down Madison; Angel; Free World; Soho Square; They Don’t Know; There’s a Guy…

Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley

LONDON The Grand, Clapham

June 23, 1992 (support: Liberty Cage).

Kirsty MacColl at Clapham, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at Clapham, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Ticket from The Grand, Clapham 23 June 1992
Ticket from The Grand, Clapham 23 June 1992

GLASTONBURY Festival

Glastonbury poster 26 June 1992
Glastonbury poster 26 June 1992

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June 26, 1992, from the Pyramid Stage.

1. New England, 2. Innocence, 3. You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet, Baby, 4. Fifteen Minutes, 5. Happy, 6. Tread Lightly, 7. Train in Vain, 8. Free World, 9. Chip Shop

BERLIN – GERMANY Bizarre Festival

Bizarre festival ticket, Berlin, June 1992
Bizarre festival ticket, Berlin, June 1992

June 27, 1992. Love the sight and love the sound, I wish that I could stick around Berlin

SWITZERLAND Leysin Festival

July 8, 1992. Walking Down Madison from this gig was broadcast on MTV. Source: GT

The main link is to Patrick Joller’s youtube video of the day.

SHEFFIELD Don Valley Big Top

July 11, 1992.

PRESTON Avenham Park Big Top

July 26, 1992.

THURLES Féile Festival

August 2, 1992. An annual festival in North Tipperary, hence the nickname of “The Trip to Tipp”. ‘Free World; Train In Vain; Walking Down Madison’ (there must have been more than this but my tape has only these three – Terry)

POOLE Art Centre

Kirsty MacColl at Poole Art Centre, August 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at Poole Art Centre, August 1992 © Terry Hurley

August 6, 1992. New England; Innocence; You know it’s you; Mother’s ruin; Irish cousin; You just haven’t earned it yet, baby; Still life; My affair; 15 minutes; Cowboy; Free world; Happy; Train in vain; Walking down Madison; Angel; Tread lightly; They don’t know; Chip shop.

Ticket from Poole Art Centre
Ticket from Poole Art Centre

Ticket stub and Set list reproduced from the private collection of Rob Whitmarsh.

Setlist from Poole, August 1992
Setlist from Poole, August 1992
Kirsty MacColl at Poole Art Centre, August 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at Poole Art Centre, August 1992 © Terry Hurley

BELGIUM Folk Festival, Dranouter

August 7, 1992.

Dranouter poster, August 1992
Dranouter poster, August 1992

NEWCASTLE Riverside

August 18, 1992.

MIDDLESBROUGH Arena

August 19, 1992.

TELFORD Oakengates Town Hall

August 21, 1992.

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Probable gig (?), venue unknown

August 22, 1992.

BATH WOMAD Festival, Royal Victoria Park

August 23, 1992.

World in the Park poster, 23 August 1992
World in the Park poster, 23 August 1992

HULL Spring Street Theatre

August 25, 1992 (Possible support – Boo Hewerdine).

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME Bridge Street Arts Centre

August 26, 1992.

LONDON Mean Fiddler

August 28, 1992 (support: The Prayer Boat & Andy Wilson). Set List: Tread Lightly; Innocence; Irish Cousin; Children of the Revolution; Mothers Ruin; Soho Square; You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby; Still Life; My Affair; Fifteen Minutes; Don’t Come The Cowboy…; Free World; Happy; Angel; Train In Vain; Walking Down Madison; Dancing In Limbo; They Don’t Know; A New England; There’s a Guy…

CAMBRIDGE Junction

August 29, 1992. Tread Lightly; Innocence; You Know Its You; Mothers Ruin; Irish Cousin; You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby; Still Life; My Affair; Fifteen Minutes; Don’t Come The Cowboy; Free World; Happy; Angel; Train In Vain; Walking Down Madison; A New England; Soho Square; They Don’t Know; There’s a Guy…

BRIGHTON Stanmer Park Big Top

August 30, 1992.

LONDON Borderline

October 1992.

“The GLR Children in Need gig took place in Oct’92, highlights broadcast on GLR Nov’92, 4 hours condensed to 2 on air 🙁 Sam Brown, Voice of the Beehive, Squeeze, Tasmin Archer, and Kirsty was a surprise unannounced guest who was really pleased that, even so, most of the audience knew the words to her songs.” Mick_the_Knife

LONDON Mean Fiddler

Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley

October 16, 1992 (support: The Lost Soul Band). Happy; Innocence; You Know Its You; Soho Square; Cant Stop Killing You; You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby; Don’t Go Home; My Affair; Fifteen Minutes; Don’t Come The Cowboy…; Free World; Angel; Walking Down Madison; Tread Lightly; Big Boy On A Saturday Night; They Don’t Know; A New England

Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley
Kirsty MacColl at the Mean Fiddler, 1992 © Terry Hurley

BRISTOL Hanser Portbury

October 17 , 1992.

NEW YORK Bottom Line (2 shows)

October 19, 1992. American performer Marshall Crenshaw recalls being in the club for one of these shows, and hanging out with Kirsty after the show. They had been friends since early 1984 when the Crenshaws met up in New York for dinner with the newly engaged Steve Lillywhite and Kirsty. The Bottom Line turned out to be the last time they met up.

NEW YORK Bottom Line (2 more shows)

October 20, 1992.

LOS ANGELES Club Lingerie

October 22, 1992.

Club Lingerie 1992 set list
Club Lingerie 1992 set list, thanks to Anna G.

Later with Jools Holland

November 19, 1992. BBC TV. Soho Square, Angel

LONDON Alexandra Palace

December 19, 1992. Supporting Morrissey. Kirsty was joined by Shane MacGowan. Yes, “Fairytale” was sung, naturally.