Fairytale of New York hits No.1 for the first time

Fairytale of New York hits No.1 for the first time
Shane MacGowan funeral, © PA Wire/PA Images

Fairytale of New York has reached No.1 for the first time on the day of Shane MacGowan's funeral.

Fans of the song have been calling for it to be made No.1 following the passing of The Pogues frontman.

The singer died at age 65 last week.

People took to X to share their tributes and express their love for the song.



His funeral mass will take place at St Mary’s of the Rosary Church in Nenagh at 3.30 pm.

President Michael D Higgins is expected to attend alongside stars such as Jonny Depp and Nick Cave.

Depp and Bob Geldof are among those reading Prayers of the Faithful at the mass.

Following the funeral mass, the public will also have the opportunity to pay their respects as the funeral cortège moves through Nenagh town centre from Church Road to Market Cross.

A private cremation will follow.

Crowds of people gathered in Dublin earlier today as his procession passed through the capital.

It involved a horse-drawn carriage as well as the Artane Band and a piper.

The procession travelled through the City Centre before heading to Tipperary.

A livestream of the funeral can be watched by visiting MacGowan's X profile.

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