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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Boys of the NYPD Choir Were Singing Galway Bay

Yes, yes - I know you have heard this countless times over the last month or so

BUT  - it features the late great Kirsty MacColl
          - it is Shane MacGowan's birthday tomorrow
         -  and it's Christmas

Plain or Pan goes into this in considerably more detail than I ever could and possibly correctly states that this is the best Christmas single of all time (although that has sparked an interesting debate). Phil Spector obviously takes the album honours.
Here are a number of cover versions courtesy of Cover Lay Down

I won't be posting tomorrow so a Merry Christmas to you and yours and I hope Santa is good to  you!

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York

Forster & Allen -Galway Bay


  1. ...Foster and Allen????????????????????????????????

  2. you're not from Galway. Why Foster and Allen???

  3. But I have Orange hair! And I still don't get the reason for the Foster & Allen song

  4. it is in the title of the post - the line from Fairy Tale of New York - the band from the NYPD band were playing Galway Bay -which I happened to have in the Foster and Allen section

  5. Have you really got a Foster and Allen cd?

  6. My favourite Xmas song too. Buon Natale!

  7. happy christmas CC. The only Christmas song that really matters.

  8. Foster and fucking Allen, jesus! Have a great Christmas CC.

  9. A very merry, Chic ... all the best to you!