In 1962, a collection of folk singers and musicians known as the Ronnie Drew Group played in a bar in Dublin. In 2015 (over 5 decades later) The Dublin Legends tour around Europe to sell out crowds. The in between years were filled with band members coming and going, the renaming of the group to The Dubliners, wild gigs, crazy beards, touring, recording and becoming Irish Folk Legends.
It was their song “Seven Drunken Nights” that threw The Dubliners into the limelight in 1967 when it was played on radio, alongside The Beatles, The Kinks and many other performers who rose to fame in the same era. Since then they have recorded over 30 albums and had a few numbers in the charts including “Wild Rover” which they recorded with The Pogues in the 1980’s. In February 2012, The Dubliners received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.