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.