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2008 - Death of Ronnie Drew. He was an Irish singer and folk musician who achieved international fame during a fifty year career recording with The Dubliners. He was born in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. He was best known for his long beard and his voice, which was once described by Nathan Joseph as "like the sound of coke being crushed under a door".

For more than 30 years, the distinctive voice of the Irish folk band the Dubliners belonged to Ronnie Drew, who died at aged 73. His gravelly voice, described by Mary Kenny as “proper sawdust Dublin”, was the essential ingredient to the Dubliners’ two 1967 chart successes, Seven Drunken Nights and The Black Velvet Band. 682 more words

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Christy Moore and the unknown Irish family

Yesterday I found an album that was played over and over during my childhood.  ‘Voyage’ by Christy Moore,  I’m not sure how many 26 year old girls like Christy Moore, in fact I’m not sure how many have even heard of him.   1,004 more words