SHANE HON­OURED IN DUBLIN

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Jan­uary found Pres­i­dent Michael D. Hig­gins join­ing a host of mu­si­cal ad­mir­ers on stage, as he pre­sented Shane MacGowan with the Na­tional Con­cert Hall’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award.

Look­ing pale, and con­fined to a wheel­chair, Shane man­aged to per­form a rous­ing ‘Sum­mer In Siam’ with Nick Cave, and was joined by Bono, Johnny Depp, Cait O’Rior­dan, Jesse Mallin, Clem Burke, Sinéad O’Con­nor and Glen Hansard – and more – for a rous­ing en­core ren­di­tion of ‘Will You Go Lassie Go’. Ear­lier, Bono had in­serted a line from ‘Linger’ into ‘A Rainy Night In Soho’ to mark the death that day of Dolores O’Rior­dan. Later in the year, Shane would marry his long-term part­ner Vic­to­ria Clark.

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