A FESTIVE CELEBRATION OF KIRSTY MACCOLL AND FRIENDS
SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2019
MARYHILL COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALLS, GLASGOW
Doors 7pm, £10 per ticket – available from Tickets Scotland
In what would have been her 60th year, Duglas from the BMX Bandits, Attic Lights, Carla J Easton & Eugene Kelly, Sister John, The Parsonage Choir, Celia Garcia, Tenement and Temple, San Fran & Junkman’s Choir, Lorraine Wilson, Therese Martin and The Lonesome Doves are among the acts peforming the songs of Kirsty, The Pogues, Ewan MacColl, The Smiths and many more.
I hear it on the SiriusXM 80s station now and then.
2 days ago
This should be good. Richard’s ‘Stiff’ book was excellent.My biography of Shane MacGowan, which is being written with his co-operation, will be out mid-2020. It has the full backing of his family and contributions from more than 60 people. It will be the most extensive and revealing portrait ever of the great man. I will be setting up a Facebook page in the new year to post regular updates. In the meantime, you can keep up to date on Twitter @RichardBalls #ShaneMacGowan #Pogues ... See MoreSee Less
Still breaks your heart. As Stuart Maconie states - believe it was him - on reviewing her remastered back catalogue giving them all 10/10 the worst thing is there are only five releases album wise but he reiterated to never stop missing her
I had my plane ticket even and feel ill it would have been my first time this year. I love being in this group. I sing her songs and think of her every day for what? 30 years? Like many here no doubt, I have an inexplicable connection to her and her music.
Maybe it is the fact that she left us so early, worked with so many wonderful artists and although she only released a handful of albums I would be hard pushed to think of a song if hers I didn’t like. Maybe the fact that despite her stage fright she seemed so in control and totally on top of things. She is a national treasure
a "must go" for me too ....
I missed you! See you next time x
I am from the U.S. and made my trek to visit Kristy back in March of this year. I have to admit, I got a bit teary.
There’s a replica of Kirsty’s bench in The photographers Gallery in London at the moment. It’s an exhibition on Soho and her bench is in the middle of the floor. You can sit down and listen to Stories of Soho by people that used to live there.
It is with such a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Pauline. Pauline came to several Kirstyfests, even when she was quite ill, and, often accompanied by her son Frank, sang Kirsty’s songs with love and affection. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you have a special memory connected to Kirsty MacColl’s version of ‘Days’? Does it remind you of a significant time in your life or a special person? Has it touched your life in some way? If so Radio 4 would love to hear from you. We are looking for personal stories that celebrate this song or speak of times that it has bought comfort or inspiration. If you have something you’d like to share please contact [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll get back to you shortly. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
Here's a story - before mixing Days, Steve said "let's try mandolin on it" - never having played one, i bravely tried a few licks til Steve sat back and continued "or we can ask Johnny Marr to add an electric guitar" So that's what we did! Biggest hit i (almost) played on. But no regrets, i got my 15 minutes on the song 'fifteen minutes'! RIP Kirsty.
im probably jumping the gun, but do you know what programme this is being researched for?
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