The Story of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

The Story of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Director: Derek Bailey Cast: The Clancy Brothers, Bob Dylan, Ed Koch


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Tom Clancy, Pat Clancy, Liam Clancy, and Tommy Makem were three brothers and a close friend who left their native Ireland in the mid-'50s and came to the United States. All four had some experience in the theater in Ireland, and came to New York City hoping to find work as actors. However, they were also gifted musicians and strong singers, and they soon began performing traditional folk songs from Ireland in Greenwich Village nightspots. Their fame quickly spread, and the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem brought the music of Ireland to listeners all across America (and around the world), sparking a new interest in folk music in the process. The Story of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem is a documentary that looks at the remarkable career of this musical foursome, featuring interviews with the boys (and footage from a reunion show at New York's Lincoln Center), as well as thoughts from their friends and contemporaries (including Bob Dylan).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
UPC: 0016351020192
Original Release: 1991
Rating: NR
Source: Shanachie
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 50,626

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Play Program [1:52]
2. Bob Dylan and the Clancys [2:15]
3. 1961 Appearance on Ed Sullivan Show [1:53]
4. Tipperary Beginnings [8:51]
5. Tommy's First Band [6:58]
6. Leaving Home for Greener Pastures [2:25]
7. Greenwich Village Days [4:23]
8. Making Their First Record [6:23]
9. The Famous Sweaters [1:01]
10. Late Night Carousing [11:21]
11. Mothers and Fathers [7:19]

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