WATCH: Brum parody of ‘Fairytale of New York’ released as Xmas single for charity
A Christmas song The Fairy Tale of New Street – a Brummy inspired parody of “The Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues, has been recorded with a music video and released as a single, with all money raised going to a local Birmingham homeless charity.
The 4 piece band Ire-ish shot to local fame when the lyrics of drummer Joe Cook hilariously captured a potentially too familiar night for Brummies in December.
With the opening lines of their parody to the tune of The Pogues
“It was Christmas eve bab, in the square peg. Last orders had just gone, in 0121”.
The video made in 2017 then went viral.
After a charity fundraiser in 2018 they raised £1600 for the homeless. The band promised its fans that it would properly record the song.
The original video filmed at Jobe’s uncle’s house annex – aggregated 1 million views.
Jobe recalls “We were blown away by the amount of positive feedback we had, and we had lots of people ask us how they could get hold of the tune”
The band members have obliged with their new video and recording.
WATCH | The Fairytale of New Street music video:
Ire-ish members include Charlie Moore, Joe Cook, Will ‘Spud’ Moore, Jobe Baker-Sullivan, with the Kirsty McColl part song with a Brummie twist by Holly Thomas.
Holly Thomas, who works with Barnardo’s, commented: “Christmas is a time when the most vulnerable and isolated in society need to be remembered and included in celebrations to ignite hope and resilience.
It’s a time of gratitude and to make a commitment for the coming year to help people who have not been as lucky or privileged as ourselves.”
The new music video features Birmingham landmarks, footage of the New Inns in Erdington, and lots of festive fun at the German Market.
The band plans to perform at more festivals next year.