- 70% match to Foster & Allen
Tommy Makem shuttled into the States in the 1950s with his guitar and the history of Ireland tattooed on his rich, soulful voice. In the 1960s, as the folk music boom hit full stride, there was a spot at the end of the bar for Makem's brand of reimagined, but true-to-its-roots Irish tradition. His frequent collaborations with the Clancy Brothers would further his fame and the c
- 56% match to Foster & Allen
Michael Valentine Doonican, 3 February 1927, Waterford, Eire. Doonican learned to play the mandolin and guitar as a boy, and later toured northern and southern Ireland in various bands before travelling to England in 1951 to join an Irish vocal quartet, the Four Ramblers. He wrote the groups vocal arrangements as well as singing and playing guitar in their BBC radio se
- 39% match to Foster & Allen
This mid-60s Irish close harmony group enjoyed immense success in their homeland. The original line-up, which used to play in the family pub in Slane, consisted of Adrienne Johnston (vocals), her sister Luci (vocals), and brother Michael (guitar). Their debut single, a cover version of Ewan MacColls The Travelling People, reached number 1 in the Irish charts.
- 37% match to Foster & Allen
Lobinstown, Co. Meath, Eire. Duff first sang locally at the age of 12 with her accordion-playing father. On leaving school, she worked as a school secretary and sang with a semi-professional group in the evenings around the local area, and was influenced in her early days by Patsy Cline. Duff also began to make solo appearances at various talent contests and was seen and hea