Today as part of our Blooms Week celebrations, ICC Digital brings you a special treat – a rousing rendition from Phelim Drew, of ‘Finnegan’s Wake’, sang with the same gusto as his late father Ronnie, when he sang it with The Dubliners.
A great friend of the ICC, many of you will have seen Phelim at the venue when he recently performed his one man show ‘Joxer Daly’ and also when he appeared with his own band The Phelim Drew Band in 2019.
Phelim is currently regarded as one of Ireland’s great actors. He trained at The Gaiety School of Acting under the direction of Joe Dowling. His theatre performances includes ‘Joxer Daly Esq’ (Bewleys Cafe Theatre and tour); ‘The Plough and The Stars’ (Abbey Theatre production at The Lyric Hammersmith and The Gaiety); ‘Once’ (Dublin and South Korea); ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’ (Livin Dred); ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’ (Fishamble/ITI/Tiger Dublin Fringe).
He has appeared in numerous productions at The Abbey Theatre including ‘The Risen People’, ‘King Lear’, ‘Drumbelly’ and ‘The Curse of the Starving Class’. He has also worked at The Gate Theatre, The Almeida (London), The Lyceum (Edinburgh) and with Druid, Rough Magic, Decadent, Siren and The Focus. His Film and T.V. appearances include: ‘Striking Out’, ‘Drummer & The Keeper’, ‘Clean Break’, ‘Ripper Street’, ‘Angela’s Ashes’; ‘The Commitments’ and ‘My Left Foot’.