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Shane McGowan charity single

Shane's version of 'I Put A Spell On You' will be available to download from March 8, with all proceeds going to Concern's aid effort in Haiti

Shane McGowan and partner Victoria Clarke have released a charity version of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins' 1956 hit 'I Put A Spell On You'.

The single, which features vocals from Nick Cave, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, and with guitar courtesy of The Clash’s Mick Jones and Johnny Depp, is in aid of Haitian earthquake victims, with all proceeds going to the charity Concern.

It got its world radio premiere last night on Today FM's The Last Word, when Matt Cooper was joined by HP's Stuart Clark, and will be available for download only from March 8.

Shane is also set to play the Athlone Music Festival this summer. This new event, which takes place on July 31 and August 1, will see acts like Sharon Shannon, Mundy, The Undertones and Hazel O'Connor head to the Athlone Rugby Ground in Westmeath for the two day festival. Tickets cost e50.

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(28 articles in total in archive)

NEWS: 26 Feb 2010
Shane MacGowan and Victoria Clarke have been announced among the guests who will appear on The Late Late Show tonight.

NEWS: 26 Feb 2010
Like the single, it's rollicking stuff!

NEWS: 28 Jan 2010
Nick Cave and Johnny Depp are also thought to be involved!

NEWS: 23 Jun 2009
It's in support of a Haitian housing charity.

NEWS: 20 Nov 2008
There will be much ding donging, merrily and on high, on December 22 in Eamonn Doran's.

NEWS: 08 Sep 2008
Shane and the boys are set to play their now traditional Christmas dates in Dublin and Belfast.

NEWS: 14 Jul 2008
Fresh from a stomping set with the Pogues at Oxegen on Sunday, Shane MacGowan has announced he will perform next weekend's Analog Music Festival.

NEWS: 29 May 2008
The Pogues release a 5-CD box-set tomorrow, May 30, with Shane MacGowan and Philip Chevron appearing in HMV on Saturday (31) for an album signing.

NEWS: 18 Dec 2007
BBC Radio One have decided to bleep the word “faggot” out of The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale Of New York’ because they fear it’ll offend homosexuals.

INTERVIEW: 10 Dec 2007
Colm O’Hare visits the Donnybrook home of the creator of perhaps the greatest ever Christmas song, Shane MacGowan.

NEWS: 06 Dec 2005
It wouldn't be Christmas without a generous helping of Shane MacGowan, so quite appropriately, he'll be DJing at Ireland's first Rehab night.

INTERVIEW: 30 Jul 2004
That, according to Shane MacGowan, will be the title of his next, and exceedingly long-awaited album. in the meantime there’s Sean Nós, the war, his dad,...

NEWS: 22 Apr 2004
The Mayor of Baltimore, Martin O'Malley has issued a statement to stating that the "Martin O'Malley" whom allegedly signed the ongoing online...

NEWS: 22 Apr 2004
Shane MacGowan is recovering from what has been described as a "totally unprovoked attack" in a London pub earlier this week

NEWS: 25 Mar 2004
The Shane MacGowan organisation has responded to the current controversy surrounding the singer and which is highlighted in the latest issue of Hotpress.

NEWS: 24 Mar 2004
A former member of Shane MacGowan’s band the Popes adds his voice to the criticism of Shane’s manager Joey Cashman. And Shane’s father Maurice also...

NEWS: 08 Mar 2004
Shane MacGowan has issued an official response to the petition on his official website calling for the removal of Joey Cashman as his manager.

NEWS: 03 Mar 2004
Shane MacGowan's official website is running a campaign, supported by his father, to oust his manager Joey Cashman

NEWS: 20 Jan 2004
Tickets are on sale now for Shane MacGowan's March 17 gig at the Olympia

NEWS: 05 Dec 2002
Shane MacGowan and Maria Doyle Kennedy headline New Year's Eve party in Newmarket Square

NEWS: 24 Sep 2002
Shane MacGowan, currently wheelchair-bound following a hip injury, plays a stormer at Death Disco

REVIEW: 10 Apr 2002
This album does little to stem the growing image of the singer as an artist in both creative and physical decline

REVIEW: 06 Dec 2001
While it's probably true that he was never likely to repeat his groundbreaking early years, the Popes have their moments, particularly in a live context...

REVIEW: 29 Nov 2001
The contrast between Maire Brennan’s barely there vocals and MacGowan’s bawdy slur gives this sentimental, whisky-soaked ballad a flavour of...

INTERVIEW: 27 Sep 2001
EAMON SWEENEY tries - and fails - to last the pace in the company of the irish raver

REVIEW: 02 Nov 1994
Shane MacGowan And The Popes: “The Snake” (ZTT)

REVIEW: 01 Dec 1993
SHANE McGOWAN AND NICK CAVE (Cradle Benefit, City Hall, Cork)

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