The Dubliners

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Descriptive "tags": irish folk irish folk celtic traditional Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

The Dubliners originally comprised Barney MacKenna (16 December 1939, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire), Luke Kelly (b. 16 November 1940, Eire, d. 30 January 1984), Ciaron Bourke (b. 18 February 1936, Dublin, Eire, d. 10 May 1988) and former teacher Ronnie Drew (b. 18 September 1935, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire). They formed in 1962, in the back of O’Donoghue’s bar in Merion Row, Dublin, Eire, and were originally named the Ronnie Drew Group. The members were known faces in the city’s post-skiffle folk haunts before pooling their assorted singing and fretboard skills in 1962. In 1964 Kelly left the group and went to England where he continued to play on the folk scene. Two other members joined shortly after Kelly had left: Bob Lynch (b. Dublin, Eire) and ex-draughtsman John Sheahan (b. 19 May 1939, Dublin, Eire). In Concert was the result of a live recording on 4 December 1964 in the concert hall at Cecil Sharp House in London. The band played various...

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