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A Fairytale of New York is a gritty love story, wrapped in the Pogues’ characteristic Irish melodies and with MacGowan’s own dissolute backstory giving it raw credibility.

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Paul Murray: Don’t tear down the The Pogues’ masterpiece A Fairytale of New York to ‘better society’

Main Image: A Fairytale of New York is a gritty love story, wrapped in the Pogues’ characteristic Irish melodies and with MacGowan’s own dissolute backstory giving it raw credibility. Credit: Supplied

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