Having penned one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time, The Pogues are widely considered the grandfathers of Celtic Punk music. It’s for this reason that local folk legends The Rapparees have paid tribute to MacGowan et al every year in the Limelight, Belfast since 2014. With two sold-out concerts each December, ‘Fairytale of the Pogues’ really has become a must-do in the Christmas calendar and so returns this year on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December.
With a full 12-piece band including a brass section, the Rapparees recreate the unmistakable atmosphere of a Pogues gig over 2 hours with hits such as Dirty Old Town, Streams of Whiskey, Sally McLennane, Fiesta and (of course) Fairytale of New York. What a wonderful way to catch up with old friends and down some festive cheer in the run up to Christmas 2019.
Check out the Rapparees performance of 'Fairytale of New York' - BELOW:
The Rapparees: Fairytale of the Pogues Tribute Shows
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st December 2019
The Limelight 1, Belfast
Tickets are on sale from www.poguestribute.com priced £12.50 + booking fee. As the last 5 years’ shows have sold out in advance we strongly suggest you get yours in the stocking!