ronnie drew

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.