A FAIRYTALE OF THE POGUES- Pogues Tribute By The Rapparees

Thu 08 Dec 2022

The Rapparees return to Strabane bringing their festive homage to the Pogues to The Alley Theatre on Thursday the 8th December '22. The show sees the Belfast 5 piece expand to a 12 piece with the full brass section many remember from the raucous Pogues live shows from the late 80s & early 90s. Sold out shows in Belfast have seen the band take the show on the road to Germany, Switzerland & Luxembourg. Being on tour as support to Shane MacGowan & the Popes early on in the life of the Rapparees galvanised their appreciation and understanding of their musical heroes, already evident in the fact the band are named from a lyric in Terry Woods’ ‘Young Ned of the Hill’. The set is woven exactly as expected, between the madness and genius of Shane’s song writing, Spider’s driving whistle/beer tray and the meandering melodies of James Fearnley on accordion. Expect to hear all the hits – A Rainy Night in Soho, Streams of Whiskey, Sally Maclennane, If I should Fall from Grace with God, The Body of an American and of course, the Fairytale itself.

This fantastic evening will be supported by the wonderful singer / songwriter Paul Tully.  If you haven’t seen him live before, you are in for a treat.  Paul has supported Foy Vance, Cara Dillon and Paddy Casey to name but a few and we are delighted to welcome him back to the Alley stage.

Show details

Start Time: 20:00 PM
Venue: The Alley Theatre - Main Auditorium

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