Ronnie Drew

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Ronnie Drew
Ronnie drew 2004.jpg
Ronnie Drew in 2004.
Background information
Birth name Joseph Ronald Drew
Born (1934-09-16)16 September 1934
Origin Derry, Ireland
Died 16 August 2008(2008-08-16) (aged 73)
Genres Irish folk
Occupations Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Years active 1962–1974, 1979–1995 (The Dubliners)
1995–2008 (solo)
Associated acts The Dubliners, Eamonn Campbell

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.