The ballad of Ronnie Drew – Get well soon

The chances are that if you are reading this from outside the country of Ireland you may have never heard off Ronnie Drew. Ronnie is the lead singer of the Dubliners. My childhood are full of memories of their music playing on the radio, the vinyl record player and later cassettes. Ronnie is currently undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
U2 and a host of irish music celebrities came together to record a song that was supposed to include Ronnie himself but due to his declining health they decided to record a tribute to Ronnie with all proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society.
Musicians involved in the record include members of U2, Sinead O’Connor, Christy Dignam of Aslan, Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead, Irish Trad band Kila, Christy Moore, Andrea Corr, Moya Brennan, Shane McGowan, Bob Geldof, Damien Dempsey, Gavin Friday, Jerry Fish, Paul Brady, Paddy Casey, Mick Pyro (of Republic of Loose), Mundy, Chris de Burgh, Ronan Keating, Jack L, Eleanor Shanley, Mary Black, Declan O’Rourke and Mary Coughlan. In the official video Glen Hansard evens manages to contribute his part via mobile phone.
Ronnie get well soon, you are in our thoughts.

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