Saturday 23 September 2017

'Love/Hate' star Aidan Gillen to join Pogues for fundraiser

Aidan Gillen will take to the stage to contribute with a poetry reading.
Aidan Gillen will take to the stage to contribute with a poetry reading.
Roddy Doyle will also take to the stage to do a reading.
Phil Chevron of The Pogues who is battling cancer

ACTOR Aidan Gillen and writer Roddy Doyle will join 15 acts to pay tribute to The Pogues' guitarist Philip Chevron next month.

A benefit concert will take place for the musician, who is suffering from inoperable cancer, in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on August 24.

'Love/Hate' star Gillen will take to the stage to contribute with a poetry reading. Acts to entertain the crowds include Horslips, Gavin Friday, Paul Brady and Declan O'Rourke.

Shane MacGowan will also perform and a source told the Irish Independent that Chevron hoped to join the musicians.

The 55-year-old, whose real name is Philip Ryan, is suffering from a recurrence of head and neck cancer, after doctors discovered a tumour in 2012.

Irish Independent

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