The Pogues and Shane MacGowan Exhibition Will Open in the U.S. For St. Patrick’s Day

Opening at the Bob Dylan Center on March 8th

According to the Irish Star daily, They Gave The Walls A Talking: The Extraordinary Story of The Pogues and Shane MacGowan, an exhibition that is currently on display in Dublin’s EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum will open in the U.S. in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

It will open at the Bob Dylan Center in Oklahoma on March 8 and will be the center’s first special exhibition to focus on a musical artist other than Bob Dylan.

The exhibition chronicles the evolution of The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, the rise of punk rock, and the role of the Irish diaspora on the music scene.

MacGowan died at the age of 65 on November 30, 2023, at his home in Dublin. The exhibition features contributions from band members and their family members, including MacGowan’s wife Victoria Mary Clarke, and sister Siobhan MacGowan.

His friends Nick Cave, Imelda May, Glen Hansard, producer Steve Lillywhite, and the family of the late Frank Murray, the band’s original manager, also contributed.

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said: “Shane MacGowan was one of the greatest ever Irish songwriters.”

“One of the hallmarks of Shane’s writing was his intrinsic understanding of the vital importance of bringing a poetic sensibility to those wonderful, evocative songs of his.”

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