The folk singer Jim McCann has died at the age of 70.
A member of The Dubliners from 1974 to 1979 he returned to the group for their 2002 re-union tour, but has been ill with throat cancer since then.
He also performed with Luke Kelly in a Noel Pearson production of Jesus Christ Superstar in The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.
“He had a beautiful voice” said John Sheehan, the last remaining member of the original Dubliners today. “We travelled the world together and we always had great times together.”
He had a big hit with the song Grace and as a member of the Dubliners he sang slow ballads like Carrickfergus and Four Green Fields.