With the Dubliners 50th anniversary tour this year, I decided to dedicate a post to these legends…
I’ve been brought up on their stuff, so it’s hard to decide a favourite.
But the song ‘McAlpines Fusileers’ is right up there, as it reminds me of my Dad and his work life experiences through the years.
I couldn’t find my favourite rendition on youtube, so I decided to upload it myself, along with some photos (you’ll see it’s a song that brings a lot of graphic imagery into my head!).
The gravelly voiced singer is Ronnie drew, one of the original members who died in 2008… One of a kind!
I love the violin in the background- do you hear the bittersweet tone to it?