Paul (Mad Dog) McGuinness


Paul is now living independently with support from carers in a new flat in a quiet location & is thriving  - gaining strength both mentally & physically through swimming & physiotherapy as well as being involved with the Nordoff Robbins charity.


Please keep Paul in your prayers for a swift and speedy recovery

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The story of The Popes began when...

"Paul Mad Dog McGuinness" followed Shane McGowan  and banjo player Tommy the Beast McManamon from The Pogues to form a brand new band. The story of the band has been a tumultuous one involving fame and notoriety, drugs, prison and death (Sadly that of Tommy).

Led by 'Mad Dog' the band have come through those times all the stronger. With two new highly acclaimed albums, and an exciting live act that has entertained audiences on 3 continents. The Popes are winning whole new generations of fans around The World.

The Popes

..."Rouses like only the very best of Irish Folk can..." Nick Duerden - Q Magazine

"The Popes' excellent Outlaw Heaven album is what The Waterboys would have sounded like had Mike Scott sipped from the streams of whiskey. A true rough diamond." Dave Simpson - The Guardian


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