The Clancy Brothers: Popular Irish Folk Group
The Clancy Brothers belong to an Irish singing family who were basically expatriates. They were popular during the 1960s period. Aram Jumpers is the trademark that earned them more fame to the group. They popularized Irish traditional music all over the United States of America. They are the best group to pave the way for other booming groups like The Whole Wolf Tones and The Dubliners.
Liam Clancy, Tom Clancy, and Patrick Paddy Clancy, who were popularly called as the Clancy Brothers. They became popular when they worked with Tommy Makem. Both the groups recorded several albums together, and it was known as Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers. When Makem left the group around 1969, several changes took place in the group. One of the important persons to join the group was the fourth member who is Bobby Clancy. Paddy Clancy died in 1998 and till then the group continued to perform in various formations.
Some of the young and aspiring artists like Bob Dylan, Paul Brady, and Christy Moore got influenced by the performance and acts of Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers. The group was active between the years 1956 and 1998.
The group is highly famous for drinking songs, rebel and old Irish ballads. They performed in the best lively manner that influenced the aspiring and young musicians. They were also experienced in singing traditional music and sea shanties.
Some of the best albums of Tommy Makem are Lonesome Waters, Farewell to Nova Scotia, Ever the Winds, The Band of Armagh, Rolling Home, Songbag, The Song Tradition and Tommy Makem sings Tommy Makem. Flowers in the Valley and Christmas were famous albums delivered by the Clancy Brothers. Some of the albums that come under Columbia records are Home, Boys, Home, Recorded Live in Ireland, The First Hurrah, Reunion, In Concert, The Irish Uprising and more.