The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3122   Message #1405450
Posted By: Big Mick
11-Feb-05 - 01:16 AM
Thread Name: Fairytale of New York
Subject: RE: Fairytale of New York
I went to the first Guinness Fleadh in the States. It was held on Randall's Island, NY. Shane and the Popes were playing. He was at least an hour late, arrived so drunk that he fell off the stage, and was incomprehensible while singing. I contrasted this with Christy Moore, Davy Spillane, Van Morrison, and a bunch more. They arrived on time, conducted themselves like pro's, and entertained the hell out of us. As a performer, if you have no respect for the audience, you ain't much. I will never pay money to see this slob play again. He wrote a couple of good songs, one in particular. Beyond that he isn't worth the time or money to see.