Farewell Barney McKenna: Dubliners’ Last Original Member Dies at Age 72

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Barney McKenna, the last surviving member of the original Dubliners lineup, died around lunchtime yesterday in Dublin. McKenna, along with Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, and Ciarán Bourke, began the Ronnie Drew Ballas Group, 50 years ago this year, 1962, as the folk revival was blossoming. Drew’s unhappiness with the name, and Luke Kelly’s reading The […]