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Graham Caveney on Shane MacGowan

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

As frontman for The Pogues, Shane MacGowan brought together the disparate elements of punk, folk and traditional Irish music. Since their split, he has found himself a reluctant icon of excess. Graham Caveney’s talk will aim to rescue him from this iconography, and to situate him within a wider context of exile and artistry.

Graham Caveney is a freelance writer. He has written on music and fiction for the NME, The Face and The Independent. He is tha author of books on Burroughs and Ginsberg.

Admission: £3.00, includes 15% off any purchases made on the night.