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Dublin: 17 °C Monday 25 May, 2020

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin

He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.

The Chieftains were honoured on Irish stamps in 2006.
The Chieftains were honoured on Irish stamps in 2006.
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FORMER MEMBER OF The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died peacefully at a Dublin nursing home.

McShane played bones and percussion with the famed Irish traditional band for two years during the 1970s and is credited on two of their albums.

McShane was also a former props master at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

The Chieftains are among the most commercially successful Irish traditional bands internationally, garnering six Grammy wins from 21 nominations across their six decades in the music industry.

McShane’s death took place on Saturday at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Phoenix Park.  He is survived by his wife Vera, his son Raymond and three grandchildren.

The musician’s funeral will take place at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Navan Road tomorrow.

Read: Founding member of The Chieftains, Seán Potts, has died >

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