Farewell to Ronnie Drew 'The King of Ireland'

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'..»

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

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