The great Dubliner died this afternoon after a long illness. He certainly had a good run and the streets of Dublin and every pub in this lovely country tonight move to the currents of his spirit and music.
The first video is an all-star tribute to the man, broadcast in February 2008 to coincide with the release of the single. My partner in crime and I were laying low in Doolin and just happened to catch it. Pretty great stuff. And the second clip is of the Dubliners performing Eric Bogle’s classic anti-war song, “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.” Incredible stuff.