Thursday 30 October 2014

Ronnie Drew

Legendary folk musician Ronnie Drew will be buried tomorrow after losing his battle with cancer over the weekend.
As the founder of The Dubliners, Drew (bottom right) helped to popularise traditional Irish music in the 1960s and 1970s. The group was founded in 1962 and first became known for the gigs they played at O'Donoghue's pub on Merrion Row.
The song was aired simultaneously across Dublin radio stations in February. Those who performed included U2, Sinead O'Connor, members of the Corrs, members of The Dubliners, Christy Moore and the Pogues' Shane MacGowan. Drew passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday.