Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe Perform Fairytale Of New York At Joe's Pub - A Beautiful Christmas Song
One of my favorite Christmas songs of all time is Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. One of my favorite all time bands is Great Big Sea from the tropical Island of Newfoundland Canada. The two were combined last Saturday when Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle performed Fairytales of New York with Russell Crowe at Joe's Pub.
Great Big Sea will be playing a concert at Town Hall in NYC on April 19 and Alan Doyle will be at BB King's on January 11.
Here's the original version from the Pogues
and story from the Guardian on the song's origin.
Once upon a time a band set out to make a Christmas song. Not about snow or sleigh rides or mistletoe or miracles, but lost youth and ruined dreams. A song in which Christmas is as much the problem as it is the solution. A kind of anti-Christmas song that ended up being, for a generation, the Christmas song....Click here for the entire article.