Pete Molinari - dapper troubador
Pete Molinari - dapper troubador
The Cohen brothers rank amongst my favourite filmmakers and loved their affectionate take on the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, Inside Llewyn Davis. Someone else who holds that time and vision close to his heart is the dapper Pete Molinari. Pete’s Wild Hare Club gig was just when he was beginning to make a name for himself and since then he’s gone on to bigger things, cutting some great records, singing with Yoko at Meltdown and even getting the thumbs up from ‘The Boss’.

Of course, some of the best Wild Hare moments take place round the kitchen table at WHC HQ and one of the best of the best was hearing Pete sing Goodnight Irene, the most tender and beautiful rendition of one of those timeless songs.

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On Christmas Day, Shane MacGowan turned 60 much to the surprise of yours truly and many others. To celebrate the fact the Irish Government has honoured this extraordinary lyricist and songwriter with a lifetime achievement award and an all-star bash was held in Dublin's National Concert Hall on Monday 15th January, excerpts from which can be found on Youtube. Shane MacGowan - 60 & still smilin'

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