Iron and Wine, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards, and the indefatigable Glen Hansard perform a truly beautiful festive cover version of The Pogues classic The Fairytale of New York, live on the Jimmy Fallon show.
Don’t let the fact that they beeped out ‘Faggot’ from the tune, or Edwards ‘my aawse’ delivery put you off. It’s a fine rendition nonetheless, and worth it alone for Sam Beam’s beautiful vocals. A fitting tribute to a great song, particularly so in the year that Philip Chevron sadly passed away. Plus there’s that Mariachi touch that the brass brings.