Ronnie Drew's Early Life, Music Career And Life Achievements

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The unforgettable character and deep, crowd-silencing voice associated with Ronnie Drew makes him both loveable and memorable. This essay intends to explore Ronnie’s early life, music career and life achievements. The work is quite personal as Ronnie was my great-uncle. This essay will discuss the early life, musical career, and life achievements of Ronnie Drew. Drew was a fascinating character with plenty of interesting stories to tell. His witty tales, superb sense of humour and many notable achievements make him a national icon, respected and loved by the people of Ireland. The legacy of Ronnie Drew is his influence on future Irish contemporary singers such as Damien Dempsey and established acts such as The Pogues, The Waterboys and even…show more content…
Spanish culture and cuisine became of great interest to Ronnie during this time, he also showed passion for Flamenco. Drew began taking flamenco lessons from a man named Antonio Deosuno. Ronnie’s taste for music essentially began while in Spain, he was singing in local bars and playing guitar alongside friends. Ironically, Ronnie Drew had no intentions at this stage to be a performer ‘I’d had no ambition to play in public or go on stage or anything like that’ (Drew 2008 pg. 43). Ronnie taught English classes in the local bars and in wealthy households, making a fiver each lesson. He also managed to pick up a great deal of Spanish with a surprisingly polished…show more content…
Throughout his years of manic drinking, touring and entertaining, Ronnie never managed to let fame take over him ‘I wouldn't call myself an actor or a singer for that matter, just a journeyman. I feel I must have a talent somewhere for doing something but I'm still not terribly sure what it is. I suppose it's a talent for being myself’ (“”, 2017). Drew’s authentic character outshines his international recognition and his passion for music never dampened ‘A song is communicating with people, Entertainment is a different area’ (Drew, 2008 pg.72). Overall, reverence and respect for the great Ronnie Drew is undying and is still part of today’s culture throughout Ireland and indeed, the world. His gravel-like voice and for generations to come, Drew’s influence will continue to inspire musicians, actors, and
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