Setlist: The Very Best of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Live

Setlist: The Very Best of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Live

by The Clancy BrothersThe Clancy Brothers




For some, the music of the Clancy Brothers and their longtime partner Tommy Makem calls to mind visions of green beer, plastic leprechaun hats, and other long-bastardized threads of Irish culture. While they may not have presented the most authentic version of the Emerald Isle's beguiling music, beneath those cable-knit sweaters were four full-hearted, vigorous, and ultimately charming musicians who repackaged their native songs into a more accessible sound, becoming stars of the Greenwich Village folk revival in the process. Focusing less on the mournful, dark ballads of Irish traditional music, they sought their fame as entertainers, singing lusty drinking songs and humorous romps, while still managing to bring tears with occasional nostalgic ballads like "The Parting Glass" and "The Valley of Knockanure." They released countless studio albums during their tenure, but to hear them live was to visit their natural habitat. This collection compiles 20 classic tracks from their myriad live albums. Many of their best-known tunes like "The Moonshiner," "Whiskey, You're the Devil," and "Jug of Punch" are included, along with lesser-known cuts like the gritty "Brennan on the Moor" and the lovely Gaelic ballad "�r� S� Do Bheatha Bhaile." There is a reason the Clancys and Mr. Makem became one of the most successful and beloved Irish acts of all time, and this album shows them at their best and most captivating.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0887654208026
catalogNumber: 542080


  1. The Moonshiner
  2. Brennan On the Moor
  3. The Juice of the Barley
  4. Johnson's Motor Car
  5. Óró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile
  6. The Wild Colonial Boy
  7. Children's Medley: When I Was Young/Shellicky Bookey/Up the Long Ladder
  8. Whiskey, You're the Devil
  9. Legion of the Rearguard
  10. Wild Rover
  11. Kelly, the Boy From Killane
  12. Marie's Wedding
  13. Jug of Punch
  14. Medley: O'Driscoll (The Host of the Air)/The King of the Fairies/Eileen
  15. Patriot Game
  16. Irish Rover
  17. The Valley of Knockanure
  18. Bold O'Donahue
  19. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
  20. The Parting Glass

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clancy Brothers   Primary Artist
Frank Hamilton   Banjo
Liam Clancy   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Makem   Banjo,Vocals,tin whistle
Tom Clancy   Vocals
Paddy Clancy   Vocals
Bruce Langhorne   Guitar
Herb Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Liam Clancy   Arranger,Adaptation
Tommy Makem   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Willie Clancy   Arranger,Adaptation
Tommy Clancy   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Larry Kirwan   Liner Notes
Dominic Behan   Arranger,Adaptation
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Jerry Rappaport   Producer
Rob Carter   Art Direction
Francis McPeake   Composer
Traditional   Composer
William Butler Yeats   Composer
Patrick Pearse   Composer
P. Clancy   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Macmurragh   Composer
H.S. Roberton   Composer
P. Kennedy   Arranger

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