The Celtic Song gets new version from Pogues legend Shane MacGowan
Nov 19 2011 Exclusive by Mickey McMonagle
POGUES legend Shane MacGowan has recorded his own version of The Celtic Song.
The lifelong Hoops fan told the Record he was thrilled to be paying tribute to the club he loves.
Shane said: “I’ve had a long, long association with Glasgow and the city has been very good to me. I’ve always loved the vibe of the place.
“I’ve been a Celtic supporter all my life so I’m very proud and honoured to have had the chance to record a new version of The Celtic Song.
“For me it is the greatest ever Celtic song, that’s why I was so happy to be part of it.”
Scots pop guru John McLaughlin produced Shane’s take on the song, also known as It’s A Grand Old Team.
It will be ready to download at iTunes and other sites on Monday, and a limited edition CD will be available from all Celtic shops and the club website.
The release marks the 50th anniversary of the original hit version of the song, performed by Glen Daly.
John said: “Making this song was an incredible thing for me.
“It’s been amazing, and working with one of my heroes, Shane, was an experience I’ll never forget – a bit like going to the pub with him!”