What does the Pogues mean in Irish?

The Pogues were an English or Anglo-Irish Celtic punk band fronted by Shane MacGowan and others, founded in Kings Cross, London in 1982, as “Pogue Mahone” – the anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic póg mo thóin, meaning “kiss my arse”.

Who sang Fairytale of New York with the Pogues?

The Pogues
Fairytale of New York/Artists

Who wrote Fairytale of New York song?

Kirsty MacColl
Shane MacGowanJem Finer
Fairytale of New York/Composers

What’s the Irish Christmas song?

Fairytale of New York
Without a doubt, Ireland’s most famous Christmas song is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

Does Pog mean kiss?

The Irish-English noun pogue, which has also been spelt poge, poage and póg, means a kiss.

What does Mahone mean in Irish?

In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name Mahone was written Mac Mathghamhna, which later became Mac Mathuna. Both names are derived from the word “mathghamhan,” which means “bear.”

Why is Fairytale of New York so popular?

1) The opening piano chords Like all great songs, ‘Fairytale Of New York’ is instantly recognisable by that marvellous opening seven seconds, which has the incredibly powerful ability to make people recall some of their favourite Christmas memories in an instant.

Which female singer died in a boating accident?

Kirsty Anna MacColl
Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was a British singer and songwriter….

Kirsty MacColl
Birth name Kirsty Anna MacColl
Born 10 October 1959 Croydon, Surrey, England
Died 18 December 2000 (aged 41) Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Why is Fairytale of New York Popular?

Who is Shane MacGowan wife?

Victoria Mary Clarkem. 2018
Shane MacGowan/Wife
Personal life. On 26 November 2018, after a decades-long relationship and subsequent 11-year engagement, MacGowan married Irish journalist Victoria Mary Clarke in Copenhagen.