Shane McGowan latest to support ‘The Rising’

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Hot on the heels of the news that Sinead O’Connor will be among the cast in ‘The Rising’, it has been announced that Shane McGowan has now offered his support to the project.

Hot on the heels of the news that Sinead O’Connor will be among the cast in ‘The Rising’, it has been announced that Shane McGowan has now offered his support to the project.

The Pogues frontman, who wrote ‘Fairytale of New York’ has joined ‘The Rising’ team as the writer of the song to conclude the film.

Filmmaker Kevin McCann says, “Shane McGowan is not only a leading Irish songwriting talent, he is one of Ireland’s iconic cultural figures, respected across the world.”

The story of ‘The Rising’ is centred around Kiltyclogher native Sean MacDiarmada and the project has received the backing of the MacDiaramada family and other leaders such as James Connolly.

Those interested in supporting this movie can visit the crowd-funding page for ‘The Rising’ at www.kickstarter.com/projects/237688734/the-rising?ref=discovery or by visiting www.therising.ie