Due to our first gig selling out in a record 2 weeks we’ve only gone and booked another FAIRYTALE OF THE POGUES night in Queen’s MANDELA HALL for SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER. So no excuses this time, grab your tickets now before they go again!

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There ye are folks, the online tickets have sold out – apparently there’s a handful of paper tickets left in Katy’s bar in the Limelight but once they’re gone, they’re gone!

We’d like to thank everyone who bought tickets – we’ve got a really, really special night of music in store for you. Hup!

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Fair play to Antoinette Fox – we’re putting you up in the Holiday Inn the night of 19th December, just a short dander round the corner from our Pogues tribute in the Limelight! Someone will give you a shout soon with the details.

Everyone with a ticket is a winner though with a great night of Pogues music in store – stay tuned for more details!

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One more day to be entered into the draw for an overnight stay at Holiday Inn on the night of the Pogues tribute gig. All you have to do is buy your ticket at and we’ll announce the lucky ducks tomorrow around 6pm!

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Get your tickets online at before Friday and we’ll draw one lucky buyer at random to win an OVERNIGHT STAY in the HOLIDAY INN – just a drunken dander round the corner! Can’t say fairer than that. We’ve just started rehearsing the Pogues back catalogue here and the memories are flooding back … excited isn’t the word. Hup!

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A wee note for those of you who’d prefer the reassuring feel of a cold, hard paper ticket in your hand for our Pogues tribute you can buy them in person now from The Limelight. If you haven’t got yours already, don’t be complaining to us when they run out!

Oh, and we’re delighted to tell you our support band for the night is another bunch of County Antrim men, Runabay. If you haven’t heard them yet make sure and get down early as you’re in for a real indie-folk treat. Hup!

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Christ on a bike, just found out that we’ve already sold over a third of the tickets for the Limelight gig in 2 days!
Suppose we should get working on putting a set-list together so… what favourite Pogues song would you like to hear on the night?

(apart from Fairytale of New York obviously!)

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As you all know folks the Rapparees have been fanatical followers of the Pogues throughout our musical lives. That’s why when this opportunity came up there was no way we could turn it down.

On Friday 19th December we’ll be performing a tribute to the Pogues in the Limelight, Belfast. We’ll have our own brass section along with other musical guests to help us re-create the magic of such hits as Streams of Whiskey, Sally McLennane, If I Should Fall From Grace With God and more! Not forgetting a certain festive classic for the weekend before Christmas ;)

If it’s anything like our last few Belfast concerts, tickets will be as rare as Shane’s teeth! Get yours now £10+bkg fee from or at Katy’s Bar from this Friday. Hup!

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