A highly-anticipated Shane MacGowan documentary is coming to cinemas next month 1 week ago

A highly-anticipated Shane MacGowan documentary is coming to cinemas next month

Produced by Johnny Depp, this sounds like it's going to be superb.

While Ireland has countless amazing musical talents, very few have had the impact that Shane MacGowan and The Pogues have had.

As well as possibly the most famous Irish song of all time in 'Fairytale of New York' the band have a great back catalogue and a huge fanbase worldwide.

But there is more to Shane MacGowan than just being a masterful lyricist, as will be shown in the upcoming documentary Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan.

The documentary will combine interviews, previously unseen archive footage and specially commissioned animations, accompanied by a classic soundtrack.

It details MacGowan鈥檚 explosive existence from his early days growing up in Ireland, to time spent on the mean streets of London and embracing the punk scene, to forming The Pogues.

The documentary had its world premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival last month, where it won the Special Jury Prize and garnered many positive reviews.

The synopsis states that the documentary will "reveal Shane鈥檚 true punk and poetic nature, culminating in his 60th birthday celebration where singers, movie stars and rock 鈥檔 roll outlaws gathered for a knees-up to remember."

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan will be released in cinemas in Ireland on 20 November.