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26 April 2024

The Pogues Co-Founder Spider Stacy To Curate ‘Red Roses For Me’ 40th Anniversary Show

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Spider Stacy of The Pogues will curate a 40th Anniversary performance of their debut album, Red Roses For Me, at Hackney Empire, 3 May 2024.

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For this exclusive performance, The Pogues’ Spider Stacy has curated a line up of musicians to perform the debut album in its entirety, promising a mix of contemporary names and long time collaborators including Pogues band mates Jem Finer and James Fearnley.

He was initially approached by Campbell Baum of Broadside Hacks and Tom Coll of Fontaines DC & Skinty Fia with the idea he curate the Friday night of their Moth Feile but they quickly outgrew the 350 capacity club and after members of Lankum and their management intervened Spider agreed to move it to Hackney Empire thereby retaining the Hackney connection but allowing his sprawling revue more room to breathe.

“Campbell has been remarkably successful at introducing traditional folk to a much younger non folk audience in London. A bit like the Pogues did. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with him and Tom on this” – Spider Stacy

The Empire is now sold out but returns may be found on the DICE app.

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James and Spider will also be in conversation with historian and author Donal Fallon on Monday 6th May at Hackneys Moth Club as part of the Moth Feile.

The UK music press hailed The Pogues’ debut album as a breath of fresh air. Melody Maker felt that, “the quality of their music, even the very nature of it, is strangely irrelevant. What’s important is their existence at all. For The Pogues are a gesture – a particularly bloody two fingered one – aimed at all things considered current and fashionable in 1984… Theirs is a gut reaction to traditional music – and with it comes all the motion, intensity and vigour that has largely been lost to these songs since the early days of the folk revival in the Sixties.

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