Monday, August 18, 2008

Ronnie Drew 1934-2008

Ronnie Drew has died. What an extraordinary voice he had, and what talent. The Dubliners have come to be thought of as a joke band, not taken seriously. Time will change that view. They were pivotal in the shift in Irish music in the 60s and 70s from the old showbands to the modern folk revival.

And, what's more, they were tremendous fun.

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