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(Telegraph)   Dubliners tenor-banjo master Barney McKenna dies at 72 while drinking...tea. See what happens when we Irishmen lay off the sauce?   ( divider line
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2012-04-08 12:38:07 AM  
Sad. Well, God be with you, Barney!

/Dubliners fan
2012-04-08 01:39:13 AM  

shivashakti: Sad. Well, God be with you, Barney!

/Dubliners fan

Of all the money e'er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm I've ever done,
Alas! it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit
To mem'ry now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They'd wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Good night and joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend,
And leisure time to sit awhile,
There is a fair maid in this town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own she has my heart in thrall,
Then fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.
2012-04-08 01:39:24 AM  
The Irish are always having tay.

Legends, though.
2012-04-08 01:45:31 AM  

2012-04-08 01:53:18 AM  
Here's a reel that John Sheehan (fiddle) and Barney play balls out.
2012-04-08 02:59:46 AM  
When I am in my grave and dead
And all my sorrows are passed and fled
Transport me then in to a fish
And let me swim in a jug of this
2012-04-08 03:01:22 AM  
That's the thing, yer gonna go anyway...
2012-04-08 04:31:12 AM  
My father took me to see the Dubliners when I was 12, my first concert ever.
2012-04-08 05:05:25 AM  
2012-04-08 07:59:36 AM  
The only good banjo player is a dead banjo player (Béla Fleck excepted).
2012-04-08 08:09:59 AM  
As fellow tenor banjo player - farewell.

/strikes up "I buried my wife and danced on her grave"
2012-04-08 08:25:28 AM  

dprathbun: The only good banjo player is a dead banjo player (Béla Fleck excepted).

You's trollin.
2012-04-08 09:25:07 AM  
Seen leaving the scene
2012-04-08 09:54:32 AM  
Newstalk 106-108( has has dedicated several segments to Barney's passing, including the segment when the Dubliners were in studio right before Christmas. It seems as if Barney was the life of the party and loved by just about everyone.

RIP Banjoman
2012-04-08 11:46:13 AM  
The 'super-villain' in the background is sad.
2012-04-08 01:03:57 PM  
He's in fiddlers green now
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Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
2012-04-08 01:25:24 PM

RIP Barney Stinson

/Bail ó Dhia ort
2012-04-08 08:15:07 PM  
The only people who put whisky in iced tea bottles is the Dubliners, baby!
2012-04-09 12:01:58 AM  
May ye be a half an hour in heaven before the devil knows you're dead.


/Atheist/Recovering Catholic.
//Just sayin'.
2012-04-09 05:09:51 AM  
D: Thank you, good sir, for your accompaniment to the destruction of my liver. I am truly grateful.
2012-04-09 07:40:34 AM  
In memorium

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2012-04-09 08:14:58 PM  
with the Pogues. the two 12" eps are lovely.

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