We’ve stumbled across many an artist in 2022, but Harri Larkin have been one of our clear standout faves, so who better to celebrate the festive season with? Teaming up with fellow Sheffield maestro Sam Scherdel, the yuletide troop have given an all-time December anthem a dazzlingly illuminated live makeover on their own version of ‘Fairytale Of New York’.
Putting a respectful sheen on The Pogues absolute classic, Sam and Harri pick up the roles of Shane McGowan and Kirsty McColl, imparting their timeless story of squandered dreams, Scherdel’s surliness plausibly countered by Harri’s exasperation, their tender tale backed all the way with lump-in-your-throat angelic violin and keyboard alongside Sam’s virtuoso guitar strum.
If you’re looking for a tune to wrap presents and scoff chocolate to over the next few days, you need look no further than this bauble festooned gem. Merry Christmas!
You can find Sam Scherdel and Harri Larkin’s live version of ‘Fairytale Of New York’ on all streaming sites now. You can also see the performance video below: