Dirty old town pogues official video: 30 years of Fairytale of New York: 10 true tales behind the Pogues’ Christmas favourite


Kirsty MacColl was extremely shy and found it very difficult to sing live on stage. After the November 1987 release of Fairytale of New York , The Pogues played at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on 10 December followed by a three-night residency at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom from 17-19 December. MacColl made guest appearances on stage at these gigs, for Fairytale and also other songs including A Pair of Brown Eyes .

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