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The Pogues

The Pogues are a very popular Anglo Irish band of the 1980s and 1990s, whose style was described by Shane MacGowan? himself in a TG4 interview as "playing Irish music to a young rock audience". They have a strong following, essentially inventing Celtic Punk and having a large influence on the larger Celtic Fusion scene as well.

The Pogues were founded in King's Cross, a district in north London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone - "pogue mahone" being the Anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse." The band specialised in Irish folk music, often playing with the energy of the punk rock scene from which several of the members had their roots.

Their politically-tinged music was reminiscent of The Clash, with whom they played (Joe Strummer produced one of their albums and even joined the group briefly), and used traditional Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, banjo, cittern, mandolin, accordion, and more. In the later incarnations of the band, after the departure of Shane MacGowan years active 1982-1994, 2001 - present. origin King's Cross, London country United Kingdom
though of Irish origin status Appear for one off tours music genre Folk rock
Celtic Fusion
Folk Current Members Shane MacGowan
James Fearnley
Spider Stacy
Jeremy Finer

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