Saturday, August 16, 2008

Goodbye Ronnie

A bad day for Dublin. Not only were they completely outclassed by Tyrone at Croke Park today, but one of their favourite sons has died.

Ronnie Drew was a member of the Dubliners, one of the most well-known traditional Irish bands of all time, and also had a successful solo career. He will be sorely missed.

Here's one of my favourite songs sung by Ronnie, The Rare Old Times.

6 comments:

Annie Bright said...

Awh, that's really sad. I love the Dubliners. We would sing all their songs at family dos. We were based in England - but never did and never will forget our Irish roots! :-)

Holler said...

That's is sad.

HelenMH said...

What sad news x

JJ said...

What a beautiful piece of music. Very sad news.

Lane said...

Ah that's sad. I loved his voice:-(

Yvonne said...

I was talking to a friend of mine who knows his niece - he was sick for a long time and I think it was merciful at the end. Still incredibly sad.