The John Byrne Band Presents the Music of Shane MacGowan & The Pogues

John Byrne is a Dublin native and Philadelphia resident, hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “one of the few musical artists today who truly manage to be traditional and modern at the same time.” His new record A Shiver in the Sky (2019) shows his band of multi-instrumentalists vibrantly executing ten new originals. Strings, horns and guitars escort Byrne’s vocals through a set of songs about living and pushing forward through negative times. Following up After the Wake (2011), Celtic Folk (2013) and The Immigrant and the Orphan (2015), A Shiver in the Sky focuses on triumph over trauma. Support from radio all over the country pushed the album to #1 on the Roots Radio Report Alternative Folk Chart in January 2020. John’s solo/duo shows weave his own material with Irish and American folk and Americana songs. Critics have called his writing “powerful, deeply moving work that will stay with you long after you have heard it” (Sing Out). Learn more about The John Byrne Band here