Traditional Irish version of The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" will have you tapping your foot.
The fantastic Irish traditional music group The Maguires has made our Christmas with their own rendition of Irish classic Christmas song "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues as performed on "Wicklow This Week" on East Coast FM.
Who knew a fiddle, concertina, bodhrán and guitar could make the iconic Christmas song sound so great?
The Maguires were one of IrishCentral's best traditional Irish music finds of 2017, after the amazing bodhrán skills of youngest sibling Seán came to our attention early in the year.
The Maguire's Irish traditional "Fairytale of New York."
"Fairytale of New York" like you've never heard it before! The Maguires created a traditional Irish version of the classic Christmas song and made it even more special. You can find out more about The Maguires here: http://bit.ly/2DnyTagPosted by IrishCentral.com on Dé Céadaoin, 27 Nollaig 2017
Made up of Emma Maguire (fiddle, flute, concertina, piano), Aoife Maguire (concertina, uilleann pipes), Seán Maguire (bodhrán) and Philip Maguire (guitar), The Maguires have been on the go for two and a half years. They released their debut traditional album “Little Giants and Other Oxymorons” in December 2016, writing six of the eleven tracks featured.
Although The Maguires are a traditional Irish band, they describe themselves as “a blend of youthful energy and musical maturity” taking some of their favorite traditional tunes and more modern ones and adding syncopated, infectious rhythms to the mix.
Their US fans were even lucky enough during the summer to attend their first US tour, also streamed live on IrishCentral:
Live Irish traditional music with family band The Maguires during their very first U.S. tour. They play tonight at Connelly's pub in Times Square before a set of dates across the East coast.Posted by IrishCentral.com on Dé Sathairn, 24 Meitheamh 2017
What is your favorite version of "Fairytale of New York?"