Fairytale Of New York (Limited Edition Print)

Fairytale Of New York (Limited Edition Print)

‘Fairytale Of New York’…..That crisp familiar piano intro, and Shane MacGowan’s unique earthy voice… ” It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank…” This is OUR Irish Christmas song, and we are filled with pride when that classic introduction comes on the radio every December.

That’s what this Painting/Print is all about. I wanted to paint my tribute to this great song and Shane (& the late Kirsty MacColl). Some elements from the song that I’ve included are: A young Shane from 1987, the year of the song’s release (main portrait)..Kirsty and Shane performing at the piano as seen in the video…The NYPD band…Sinatra was playin…Spider Stacy playing the tin whistle & accordian player James Fearnley reflected on the baubles… The bells ringing out..Alcohol on the piano and in Sinatra’s hand indirectly referring to the drinking backdrop to the song…

Limited Edition Art Prints are available (100 only). Cost: €90 each. Image size 40cm by 30cm with 3cm white border.  Click on ‘Shop’ tab above if interested in purchasing.