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Eamonn Campbell of The Dubliners Has Died

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Eamonn Campbell, the gravel-voiced guitar player for The Dubliners has died.

Campbell, who died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends, was 70.

The County Louth-born Irishman started playing music in 1958 and went on to play with the Delta Boys, the Country Gents and Dermot O’Brien And The Clubmen.

Campbell joined the Dubliners in 1987 and ended up handling production duties on all subsequent albums for the band.

Campbell was the catalyst for The Dubliners collaborating with the Pogues in 1987 and the two bands joining forces yielded a chart-topping hit with “The Irish Rover.” They also appeared together on “Top Of The Pops.”

Campbell also produced albums by Foster and Allen, Brendan Shine and Paddy Reilly.

At the time of his death he was playing with The Dublin Legends.