Fairytale of New York (7” Single)
Experience the magic of Christmas with The Pogues' 1987 hit "Fairytale of New York", transporting yourself to the heart of the holiday season with this timeless classic featuring Shane MacGowan's and Kirsty MacColl's unmistakable vocals.
Capture the festive spirit with this 7” vinyl single, featuring the original track and instrumental version. This cherished song has touched the hearts of millions, igniting a sense of Christmas warmth and will bring the festive season in with a hint of nostalgia.
£6 from the sale of each product will be donated to Dublin Simon Community (Charity Number: CHY 5963)
Emma Kilkenny, Head of Fundraising & Communications at Dublin Simon Community said: "We would like to say a huge thank you to The Pogues and Shane McGowan's family for their generosity in creating such a special legacy for Dublin Simon Community with this release. Music is an emotional and visceral gift that can lift spirits and bring hope to people at their lowest point. We share the truly magical memory of Shane’s performance at the very special Christmas Busk recorded in St Patrick’s Cathedral during Covid lockdown. The Christmas Eve Busk is a beating heart at the core of Dublin Simon’s fundraising and Shane was always a very welcome and truly amazing addition to this special event.”
About Dublin Simon Community
For almost 55 years Dublin Simon Community has been working to end and prevent homelessness. Originally founded as a soup run by a group of students from Trinity & UCD, the organisation was founded on the values of community, respect, inclusion and non-judgement. Today Dublin Simon continues to operate with these founding values and more, delivering low-threshold supports like Street Outreach, emergency accommodation, addiction treatment and healthcare services, independent housing and a range of homelessness prevention supports for people from all walks of life, working to end homelessness for people every single day.
The Simon Christmas Eve Busk is a sacred tradition for more than a decade, surviving through Covid in virtual form thanks to the dedication of the brave and talented buskers, but now boldly back on Dublin's Grafton Street each year. Shane McGowan was amongst those amazing Busk veterans who supported this event by lending his talents and voice to the chorus for change for people experiencing homelessness.
For more details visit www.dubsimon.ie
Charity Number CHY 5963
Side One: Fairytale of New York (Featuring Kirsty MacColl)
Side Two: Fairytale of New York (Instrumental)