Today we remember Jim McCann who sang with The Dubliners for many a year. Jim Was a true legend. He will be best remembered for his version of the song Grace which was written by Sean And Fran O'Meara which tells the story of Joseph Plunket's wedding to Grace Gifford on the eve of Joeseph's execution. Jim was a member of The Dubliners from 1974 to 1979. Rest in peace Jim.
Here are a few of the tributes paid to Jim by his fellow ballad singers.
Sin é Radio Show
Sad news to hear of the passing of this beautiful singer, Jim McCann who passed away this morning. Solo singer, part of The Dubliners, great photographer...many talents. R.I.P.
Rest in peace Gentleman Jim. A truly beautiful singer. Yet another legend gone to join the session upstairs.
The Wolfe Tones
Our condolences to the family and friends of Jim McCann, a great ballad singer and performer, may he rest in peace.
Parcle Of Rogues
Jim McCann ~ Grace. RIP another Dublin legend gone, Jim McCann was the first person I heard singing this beautiful song, it was the"First Dance " at our wedding...
Jim will be sadly missed, great man, good man.
Jim mc cann May he rest In peace one of the best we had . There 'll be a fair session up there tonight Jim , Luke , Liam ,Tommy, Ronnie, peacker,
This morning I heard of your passing away and my mind wandered back to those long ago days and nights we shared with Phil,Odette and the old gang in the barge during the 1970s.
Throughout the many times we worked together I always admired your singing voice and most of all I admired your courage and wonderful sense of humour which saw you through the last few difficult years.
I am happy to have known you and I wish you well on your final journey and hope you find peace wherever you may be.
Slán Abhaile Jim.
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