Greetings from Hamburg, Germany!
As I visited two concerts in Pahlen, Germany, I had the chance you make a picture of how this Band really works on stage. It is absolutely amazing what skills they have while playing their instruments live on stage. And what pleasure they put across the crowd. Also, I like the Pogues, but I have never seen them live on stage. As a matter of fact: The Pogues are no more, the Dubliners are.
The reason might be, that the music of the Dubs is some kind of ageless. Of course, the Pogues are fine musicians as well, but the Dubliners ARE Irish Folk. They are absolutely down-to-earth. Absolutely no affections. If you talk to them personally they give you the feeling of beeing interested in what you say. No arrogance at all.
Unfortunately I have never had the chance to see Luke Kelly or Ciaron Bourke on stage. I am looking forward the DVD of Luke (I hope I can receive it this week by Mail; its hard to get in Germany. Clue: Weltbild is a store that sells it!)
Hope you could understand my english (my school-days are a long time ago :-)