The Drew House Band - Remembering Ronnie
Growing up, Phelim Drew was always struck by the electricity generated by a concert given by The Dubliners. Looking back, he can see clearly that the group was exceptional not only because of the individual strength of the performers but that combined they were a force of nature.
That energy and excitement coupled with the unbridled joy of a Dubliner's audience made for a nights entertainment that felt more like a party in full swing where the hosts and guests were in perfect harmony.
His ambitions as a singer have always been modest as a result! Having spent his life working in theatre, along the road music has always played a big part in my tool box as an actor in shows like The Abbey Theatre production of The Risen People or Landmark/Olympia production of Once and, over the years, the enjoyment of playing small venues with friends.
In the years since his father Ronnie passed away, he has come to enjoy listening back over his musical legacy and the wealth of material has reawakened not only a sense of pride but also deep appreciation.
In this show, Phelim will be telling a few yarns and singing some of the songs made famous by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciarán Bourke and John Sheahan.
Putting his own twist on the collection made famous by one of Ireland's most beloved raconteurs, this promises to be a very special night indeed.
He will be joined on stage by Anto Drennan and Ger Kiely on guitars, Bernard Kavanagh on double bass and Myles Drennan on piano and drums.