Singing with The Pogues was a great experience as was our first tour to Germany, and the first time we played the Albert Hall. But it's not a great experience flying economy from Australia to London. After 32 years all the jokes have been told, so each member of the band does what he wants. No one discusses anything. It's always been a group of individuals - there isn't any boss, any leader. For myself I decide what I want to sing and I stay doing that, but other members of the group often want to change things.
The lads tend to eat somewhere but I go back to the hotel after a gig. I get up the next morning, have breakfast, move to the next hotel, shower and get ready for the gig. That's not very exciting, but it suits me because I read a good deal. I'm not a fanatic. People perceive bands and musicians to be all the time pondering, but that's not the case with us.
Ronnie Drew is lead singer with The Dubliners. They play Kilmarnock Palace (0563 23590) tonight, Glasgow City Hall 16-17 Mar (041-227 5511), tour continues to 19 Mar
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