Dublin City has been around for a thousand years and the traditional Irish folk group The Dubliners have been singing its praises ever since their inception. In this hour-long special we see leading member Ronnie Drew take us on a tour of Ireland’s great capital city. Filmed in 1988 we get an amazing glimpse into what it was like to be from Dublin at the time whilst also receiving a history lesson from the great Ronnie Drew himself as he unveils the great spirit of Dublin to us via the odd stop off for a pint or two and a bit of music.
For those that aren’t familiar with the Dubliners, they were an Irish folk band founded in Dublin in 1962 as The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group, named after its founding member; they subsequently renamed themselves The Dubliners. The group saw many changes in members over their fifty-year career, but the group’s success was centered on lead singers Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew. The band garnered international success with their lively Irish folk songs, traditional street ballads, and instrumentals.
Directed by: Ronnie Drew
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