Sunday, 17 August 2008
Irish music legend Ronnie Drew (1935-2008)
After a long illness with throat cancer, Ronnie Drew, a legend of Irish folk music has passed away. In my own view there was never an Irish rebel song sung as well as by Ronnie. Ronnie could really awaken your spirit with his energy and enthusiasm, and storytelling through song. You could hear him smile, or grin, as he sung the humourous classics. Many a long drive were shortened listening to the Dubliners with Ronnie at the helm. A real class act and we'll all miss him. You can read the RTE release here. R.I.P. Ronnie Drew.