THE POGUES: KISS ME, I’M IRISH

  A week or so before The Pogues headlined the closing night of the Féile festival  in Thurles in August, 1991, I saw them play live in one of their regular and most  boisterous U.K. haunts, The Brixton Academy in South London. They’d car-crashed through a chaotic tour the previous year in support of the ‘Hell’s Ditch’ album and concerns had increased for the well-being of the group’s singer, Shane MacGowan, and indeed for the group itself.   Like half of the... Continue Reading →

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