Ronnie Drew

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Ronnie Drew
Ronnie Drew in 2004.
Ronnie Drew in 2004.
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Ronald Drew
Born(1934-09-16)16 September 1934
OriginDerry, Ireland
Died16 August 2008(2008-08-16) (aged 73)
GenresIrish folk
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Years active1962–1974, 1979–1995 (The Dubliners)
1995–2008 (solo)

Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Dunam Drew (16 September, 1934 - 16 August, 2008) was an Irish folk singer and country singer. He was born in Londonderry, Ireland in 1934. Ronnie was best known for his long beard and voice, he was also named the Irish Santa Clause by friends. And Celtic Clause to others.