Musical youth

Musical youth
Andrew Flood, Aoife Power and Niall Burns of Whenyoung

For Limerick band Whenyoung, a spontaneous reaching out to Shane MacGowan’s manager set in motion a chain of events that led to their upcoming appearance on the Nick Cave/Patti Smith double bill in Kilmainham next month, writes Nadine O’Regan

Sometimes, if you want to get somewhere in life, you have to take a risk. Last November, after the Irish band Whenyoung recorded a version of Fairytale of New York, the classic song from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, they didn’t just sit on their hands.

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