Hear St. Patrick's Day Music With Poguetry: The Pogues And Lost Bayou Ramblers : World Cafe Members of Celtic punk band The Pogues blend their style with Lost Bayou Ramblers from South Louisiana.
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Poguetry On World Cafe

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Celebrate A Cajun St. Patrick's Day With Poguetry

Celebrate A Cajun St. Patrick's Day With Poguetry

Poguetry On World Cafe

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Poguetry perform at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Set List

  • "Dirty Old Town"
  • "Si J'aurais Des Ailes"
  • "I'm A Man You Don't Meet Everyday"
  • "London Calling" (The Clash)

The Pogues and Lost Bayou Ramblers might seem like they couldn't be any more different. The Pogues, a band that was fronted by singer Shane MacGowan, began as a Celtic punk band in London back in the 1980s, while Lost Bayou Ramblers is a Grammy award-winning Cajun band from South Louisiana, all the way across the Atlantic. But when you put them together, somehow, it works.

Poguetry is the name of the new project from members of those two groups. To talk about blending Irish and Cajun music, we are joined by Louis Michot of Lost Bayou Ramblers and Pogues members Cáit "Rocky" O'Riordan and Spider Stacy, who now splits his time between New Orleans and London. If you're curious to hear how it sounds, they begin with a performance of The Pogues song "Dirty Old Town."

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