Eamonn Campbell, a musician and former member of The Dubliners, has died at the age of 70 following a short illness.

A native of Drogheda, Mr Campbell began playing music professionally in the 1960s.

He was also a renowned record producer working with acts including Paddy Reilly, Foster and Allen and Philomena Begley.

Throughout his career he worked with The Dubliners on many occasions and became a full time member of the group in the 1980s.

When The Dubliners retired in 2012 Mr Campbell joined a number of the surviving members in forming The Dublin Legends.

He is said to have passed away peacefully yesterday surrounded by his wife and family.

A statement released on The Dublin Legends Facebook page confirmed the news