Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan tribute live performance lineup introduced

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Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan tribute live performance lineup introduced

Cat Energy, David Grey, Dropkick Murphys and Glen Hansard are among the many artists as a consequence of carry out at a tribute live performance for Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan, which will likely be held simply after St Patrick’s Day at Carnegie Corridor in New York Metropolis.

The live performance on 20 March will function collaborators and associates of the artists who will carry out and bear in mind their lives and work at what has been billed because the Sinéad & Shane celebration.

The Irish singers recorded the music Haunted collectively in 1995 and their deaths had been among the many greatest cultural moments of the previous 12 months. O’Connor died in July on the age of 56 and MacGowan in November, aged 65.

After MacGowan’s loss of life Michael D Higgins, the Irish president, described the Pogues’ frontman as certainly one of “music’s biggest lyricists”, whereas the Australian singer Nick Cave paid tribute to his songwriting prowess and his “chaotic, poetic soul”.

O’Connor’s greatest hit was a canopy of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U, which reached No 1, bringing her worldwide fame – and after an look on Saturday Night time Stay when she ripped up an image of the pope as a protest at little one sexual abuse within the Catholic church – infamy.

In 2021, she launched a memoir, Rememberings, by which she detailed her upbringing when she was bodily and sexually abused and inspired to shoplift by her mom earlier than ending up spending 18 months at a centre that had beforehand been certainly one of Dublin’s infamous church-affiliated Magdalene laundries.

O’Connor gave a observe (the Magdalene Music) to the producers of the Lady within the Wall, a robust BBC sequence about Eire’s Magdalene laundries, final 12 months and altered her off-stage title to Shuhada’ Sadaqat when she turned a Muslim in 2018.

The Irish singer-songwriter Hansard led a rousing rendition of the Pogues’ Christmas hit Fairytale of New York at MacGowan’s funeral in December, and he’ll carry out once more, though the set checklist has not but been made public. Cave additionally carried out a model of his collaboration with MacGowan – A Wet Night time in Soho – on the funeral however he has not been confirmed for the tribute live performance.

Different acts which have signed up embrace Amanda Palmer, Bettye LaVette, Gordon Gano, Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hütz, Julia Cumming, Kat Edmonson, the Mountain Goats and the Resistance Revival Refrain. Extra acts will likely be introduced shortly.

All proceeds from the live performance will go to Pen America, a nonprofit organisation that promotes freedom of expression within the US.


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