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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 09:11 AM
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Ronnie Drew RIP
Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 09:27 AM by Rambis
I had no idea he had passed? God rest Ronnie!

Drew's renditions of Finnegans Wake, The Irish Rover and McAlpine's Fusiliers , held audiences spellbound and made him a master of the ballad form. As much as Kelly revelled in the bawdiness of Take Me Up To Monto (written by a music critic with this newspaper in those years, George Hodnett), Drew seemed always to take delight in snarling out the risque phrases of Seven Drunken Nights , a song at one time banned from the airwaves.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2008/0818/1...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVLFDpih-WU
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 05:00 PM
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1. Jesus, I hate to hear of his passing.
He had such a great Dublin accented voice. I loved his music.

The Auld Triangle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC7GOyFzLNU&feature=rela...
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 08:32 AM
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2. thanks for that
I had never seen that particular piece before- The working man's singer no offense to Tommy Makem (god rest him) and the Clancy brothers.
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