Friday, March 06, 2015

Folkobit: Jim McCann

Jim McCann, a member of The Dubliners between 1974 & 1979, has died.

Already a well-known singer as a member of The Ludlow Trio before he joined The Dubliners, McCann also enjoyed solo success; worked as an actor and hosted a series on Irish television.

In 2002, he rejoined The Dubliners but the same year saw him hit by throat cancer. The illness took his ability to sing, but he remained part of the touring act - sometimes as compere; sometimes as photographer; sometimes as guitarist.

Jim McCann was 70; he died Thursday March 5th.