The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” by U2, Kila, The Dubliners and “A Band of Bowsies”, a charity single for the Irish Cancer Society is released on digital download tomorrow.
The Bowsies including Christy Moore, Shane MacGowan, Damien Dempsey, Andrea Corr, Sinead O’Connor, Moya Brennan and Glen Hansard. Basically every living lauded Irish musician. The lyrics to “The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” were written by Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead) with Bono, The Edge and Simon Carmody, It will be available as a CD single the following week – 29th February.
All profits from the release of this single will go to the Irish Cancer Society at the request of Ronnie Drew. The Irish Cancer Society, is dedicated to eliminating cancer and improving the lives of those living with cancer. Cancer.ie
Truth be told, it’s quite very poor considering the calibre of musicianship they had to work with. Definitely, a case of too many cooks. But it’s for CHARIDEEE innit? So it’s gonna sell right?
Swoon at the video.