Shane MacGowan to perform 'Fairytale of New York' on Irish TV this week
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Shane MacGowan to perform 'Fairytale of New York' on Irish TV this week

'TIS THE season after all.

With Christmas creeping up and money becoming tight what with all the gift-buying, Christmas party-ing and 12 pubs of Christmas-ing, there's likely going to be alot of people in Ireland saving cash by staying in this coming Friday.

And if you were on the fence about whether to go out or stay in, this news might just help you make your mind up.

Ryan Tubridy, presenter of RTÉ's The Late Late Show has announced that next Friday's episode will be very special indeed, as the show will revolve around paying tribute to The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, and-- of course-- Fairytale of New York.

"What we Irish are very good at is making music, and next week it's our privilege to pay tribute to one of the very best, Shane MacGowan, musician, songwriter and front-man of The Pogues, " Tubridy declared as he gave Irish audiences a glimpse to what would be in store.

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"Shane and a host of stars will take to the stage to perform Fairytale of New York, as well as many other gems. In the lead up to Christmas on The Late Late Show, it promises to be a session like no other!"

While the line-up of Irish stars set to join MacGowan in tribute to the festive ballad have yet to be named, it's a safe bet that there'll be some big names-- in 2017, an RTÉ documentary on Fairytale of New York included Bob Geldof, Christy Moore and Imelda May talking about what the song means to them.

Fairytale of New York is a celebrated song across the world, but in Ireland it is something cherished-- we cannot wait for this.