Farewell to Ronnie Drew 'The King of Ireland'

The influential Irish singer died on 16 August at age 73 after a lenghty fight with cancer.

An all-star gathering of Irish musicians, including surviving members of the Dubliners, U2, Sinead O’Connor, Bob Geldof, Oscar winner Glen Hansard, Andrea Coor, Shane MacGowan and a handful of others recorded 'The Ballad of Ronnie Drew' as a tribute to Ronnie Drew’s influence on Irish music and culture.

The song has topped the Irish singles charts.

Watch 'The Ballad of Ronnied Drew'..»
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Watch Ronnie Drew singing 'In The Rare Old Times'..»
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