MacGowan turned 60 on Christmas Day but hosted a special concert at Dublin’s National Concert Hall on Monday night (January 15).
Among those on the bill were The Libertines’ Carl Barat, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, Glen Hansard, Cerys Matthews, as well as surprise guests Bono and Sinead O’Connor.
The special guests covered an array of Pogues songs, with Hansard and Lisa O’Neill duetting on ‘Fairytale of New York’.
See photos and videos from the show below:
Last November, Liam Gallagher denied becoming drinking buddies with Shane MacGowan, after it was claimed that the pair regularly meet at a pub in North London.
A report in the Daily Star claimed that the pair regularly meet at the Boogaloo Pub in Highgate to drink together and shout “boozy monologues” across the table.
“Shane is still in a wheelchair after he fractured his pelvis a couple of years ago, but Liam is always jumping up and down as he tells his stories. But they aren’t really conversing – they’re just telling their own stories to each other one after the other”, the source claimed.
“Shane mumbles something Liam can’t understand, then Liam gets up and starts jumping up and down talking about Oasis and his solo career.”
“It’s clear Shane doesn’t have a clue what Liam’s saying either, because he never interrupts and after a while just starts mumbling again. They really are an odd couple.”
But Liam categorically denied the claims and says that he’s never even met the Pogues star.
“I’ve never met Shane Macgowan in my life let alone had a drink with him as you were LG x”, Liam wrote on Twitter.