Northern Ireland

Dubliner legend Banjo Barney McKenna dies

Barney McKenna, right, serenades fellow Dubliner Ronnie Drew, also deceased
Image caption Barney McKenna, right, serenades fellow Dubliner Ronnie Drew, also deceased

Barney McKenna, banjo player with veteran folk group the Dubliners, has died.

The 72-year-old was the last remaining member of the original line-up of the group, renowned worldwide for their raucous sound.

Mr McKenna, known affectionately as Banjo Barney, was among current members of the band playing two 50th anniversary homecoming concerts in Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral in January.