Ronnie Drew

~ Person

Legal name: Joseph Ronald Drew


Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Drew (Irish: Ránall Ó Draoi IPA: [ˈɾˠaːnəl̪ˠ oː dɾˠiː]) (16 September 1934 – 16 August 2008) was an Irish singer, folk musician and actor who achieved international fame during a fifty-year career recording with The Dubliners.

He is most recognised for his lead vocals on the single "Seven Drunken Nights" and "The Irish Rover" both charting in the UK top 10 and then performed on TOTP. He was recognisable for his long beard and his voice, which was once described by Nathan Joseph as being "like the sound of coke being crushed under a door".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Dirty Rotten Shame Ronnie Drew 1
1998 Guaranteed Dubliner Ronnie Drew 1
1999 The Humour Is on Me Now Ronnie Drew 1
2000 A Couple More Years Ronnie Drew & Eleanor Shanley 4 1
2004 An Evening With Ronnie Drew Ronnie Drew 1
2008 The Last Session - A Fond Farewell Ronnie Drew 1
2008 Pearls Ronnie Drew & Grand Canal 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The Best Of Ronnie Drew Ronnie Drew 1

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