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‘They Gave The Walls A Talking’

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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‘They Gave The Walls A Talking’

The Extraordinary Story of The Pogues and Shane MacGowan


Developed in collaboration with Hot Press, Ireland’s legendary music, entertainment and pop culture magazine and website, ‘They Gave The Walls A Talking’ is a special temporary exhibition dedicated to The Pogues and the late Shane MacGowan, taking place at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

Running until the 31st January 2024, this moving exhibition illuminates the evolution of The Pogues, the rise of punk rock, and the role of the Irish diaspora on the British music scene – as well as the genesis of the marvellously iconic ‘Fairytale of New York’. Featuring contributions from Siobhan MacGowan, Glen Hansard, Nick Cave, the producer of ‘Fairytale of New York’ Steve Lillywhite, Imelda May, and Hot Press editor Niall Stokes, and material from the Hot Press archive, from Shane’s family and from the family of the late Frank Murray, the band’s original manager, it is a must-see for music fans.

General museum admission tickets required.

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