Glen Hansard and Imelda May got their bodies talking about the pain of losing their mother when they appeared on the Late Late Show and performed A Fairytale Of New York.
Ay talks about the heartbreak of going into another Christmas without her dear mother, who passed away last year.
Appearing alongside Dublin singer and former Frames frontman Glen Hansard on RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show, she revealed that the loss of her mother Madge Clabby last November at the age of 94 remains elusive.
“It was horrible,” she told host Ryan Tubridy of spending her first Covid-free Christmas without her mother.
“No one can prepare you for the loss of your mother. I feel like I’ve always felt like a ten-year-old. I’m back as a kid, I just want my mom,” she said.
Hansard, whose mother Catherine died in a nursing home during the first Covid blockade, revealed that he gave his mother’s engagement ring to his partner Maire Saaritsa shortly after her death and the couple Will get married within the next two weeks.
He said he was thrilled to be a father for the first time at the age of 52 when their son Christy was born in October.
Meanwhile, the couple will be on the first live ‘Big Busk’ on Grafton Street since the pandemic on Christmas Eve alongside Bono to raise important funds for the homeless charity. of the Simon Community.
And to give the studio audience a feel for what they can expect on the night, they performed a vibrant version of The Pogues Christmas classic A Fairytale of New York.
The song has been a source of nagging Christmas controversy over the past few years over the inclusion of the word ‘f****t’ in the lyrics, although most broadcasters have not censored it.
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But instead, May sang “you cheap lousy crack head”, acknowledging the lyrical refinement with a laugh in the middle of the song.
Meanwhile, Hansard paid tribute to Shane MacGowan, the leader of the Pogues, who was recently hospitalized with a brain infection but has now returned home to recuperate.
May and Hansard also played Hansard’s Bird Of Sorrow and he and Marketa Irglova later performed Falling Slow from their movie Once which won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Music.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/imelda-may-and-glen-hansard-speak-of-heartache-of-losing-their-mothers-as-they-perform-a-fairytale-of-new-york-on-late-late-show-42225952.html Imelda May and Glen Hansard talk about the pain of losing their mother as they perform A Fairytale of New York on the Late Late Show