#OTD in 1998 – Paddy Clancy, Irish folk musician dies.

Paddy Clancy, was an Irish folk singer best known as a member of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. In addition to singing and storytelling, Clancy played the harmonica with the group, which is widely credited with popularising Irish traditional music in the United States and revitalising it in Ireland. He also started and ran […]

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Remembering Luke Kelly, who passed away #OTD in 1984.

December 1983 would be the last time Luke Kelly’s fans would see him perform live. While the toll of his declining health could be seen on his face, he sang his last song ‘The Night Visiting Song’ with his characteristic depth and commitment. It seemed fitting that the opening lines of the song start with […]

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#OTD in 1998 – Paddy Clancy, Irish folk musician dies.

Paddy Clancy, was an Irish folk singer best known as a member of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. In addition to singing and storytelling, Clancy played the harmonica with the group, which is widely credited with popularising Irish traditional music in the United States and revitalising it in Ireland. He also started and ran […]

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Remembering Luke Kelly who passed away on this day in 1984.

December 1983 would be the last time Luke Kelly’s fans would see him perform live. While the toll of his declining health could be seen on his face, he sang his last song ‘The Night Visiting Song’ with his characteristic depth and commitment. It seemed fitting that the opening lines of the song start with […]

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1998 – Paddy Clancy, Irish folk musician dies.

Paddy Clancy, was an Irish folk singer best known as a member of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. In addition to singing and storytelling, Clancy played the harmonica with the group, which is widely credited with popularising Irish traditional music in the United States and revitalising it in Ireland. He also started and ran […]

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‘For What Died The Sons of Roísin’ by Luke Kelly

For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it fame? For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it fame? For what flowed Irelands blood in rivers, That began when Brian chased the Dane, And did not cease nor has not ceased, With the brave sons of ´16, For what died the sons of Róisín, […]

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