Manchester band The Smiths perform 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' at Dublin's Cathedral Club.

Formed in Manchester in 1992, The Smiths are vocalist Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey), guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

The Smiths first performed in Ireland at Trinity College Dublin in December 1983 playing further Irish concert dates in May and November 1984, and in February 1986.

Presenter Flo McSweeney introduces The Smiths performance at the Cathedral Club in Dublin.

Well they're here in Ireland especially to be with us on 'Megamix' tonight, will you please welcome The Smiths and 'Shoplifters of the World Unite'.

At the end of the performance Morrissey makes a point of shaking hands with fans in the audience.

'Shoplifters of the World Unite' written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr was released in January 1987. It reached number 12 in the UK Singles Chart and number seven in the Official Irish Singles Chart. The Smiths broke up in August 1987 with their final studio recording 'Strangeways, Here We Come', released in October of the same year.

This first series of 'Megamix’ was recorded in the Cathedral Club, once the old Synod Hall of Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. The programme was recorded in front of an audience and combined live performances with music videos. The featured music was dance-oriented and shots of audience members dancing also appeared in the programme. The series presenters were Flo McSweeney and Kevin Sharkey.

This episode of ‘Megamix’ was broadcast on 27 February 1987. The presenter is Flo McSweeney. It is produced and directed by Declan Lowney.

The Smiths at the Cathedral Club in Dublin, 1987.
The Smiths at the Cathedral Club in Dublin.