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Tommy Makem - 100% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Easy Listening Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 Read more

Wolfe Tones - 62% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Kilrush, County Clare, Eire in August 1963, this quartet (originally known as the Wolfe Tones Ballad Group) has been a rebellious presence in the folk music scene since their inception. Their greatest success has been among the Irish diaspora in the USA, but their fanbase extends from Eire to Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Australia.The f Read more

Liam Clancy - 39% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Folk World Music
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Planxty - 38% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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This Irish folk band, who take their name from an Irish word for an air that is written to thank or honour a person, originally featured Christy Moore (7 May 1945, Prosperous, County Kildare, Eire; guitar/vocals), Dónal Lunny (b. 10 March 1945, Tullamore, County Offaly, Eire; guitar, bouzouki, synthesizer), Liam O’Flynn (b. Kill, County Kildare, Eire; uillean pip Read more

Christy Moore - 30% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed Read more

The Irish Rovers - 30% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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The Dubliners - 29% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Dubliners originally comprised Barney MacKenna (16 December 1939, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire), Luke Kelly (b. 16 November 1940, Eire, d. 30 January 1984), Ciaron Bourke (b. 18 February 1936, Dublin, Eire, d. 10 May 1988) and former teacher Ronnie Drew (b. 18 September 1935, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire). They formed in 1962, in the back of O’Donoghue’s bar in Read more

Sweeney's Men - 24% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This band, although they only lasted from 1966-69, was the forerunner of many acts to come out of Ireland, such as Planxty and Moving Hearts, and highly-influential in the field of electric folk. Sweeney’s Men was formed by Terry Woods (4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo), included Andy Irvine (b. 14 June 1942, London, England; vocals, mandol Read more

The Corries - 23% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of Scotland’s most popular and enduring British folk acts, the Corries rose to prominence during the mid-60s when founder member Bill Smith (guitar/vocals) was joined by Ronnie Browne (guitar/vocals) and Roy Williamson (1937, d. 12 August 1990; guitar, vocals, concertina, harmonica, bodhran, kazoo, mandolin). Initially known as the Corrie Folk Trio, their early rele Read more

Gaelic Storm - 21% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
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Dolores Keane - 14% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1953, Caherlistrane, Co. Galway, Eire. Growing up on the west coast of Ireland, Keane was brought up from the age of four by her two aunts, the respected sean-nós singers Rita and Sarah Keane. Following several appearances on Irish radio, Keane joined the formative line-up of the traditional folk group De Dannan, appearing on their 1975 debut and joining Read more

Silly Wizard - 14% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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This Scottish band was formed in 1972 by Gordon Jones (21 November 1947, Birkenhead, Liverpool, England; guitar/mandolin), Bob Thomas (b. 28 July 1950, Robroyston, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), and Chris Pritchard (b. Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals). Pritchard left within a matter of months and was replaced by Johnny Cunningham (b. 27 August 1957, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, Read more

Altan - 13% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Irish traditional band, in the mould of De Dannan, has achieved popularity on its own merits. Their name was taken from Loch Altan (near Gweedore in north-western Donegal). The line-up of Frankie Kennedy (30 September 1955, Belfast, Northern Ireland, d. 19 September 1994, Belfast, Northern Ireland; flute), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (b. 26 July 1959, Donegal, Ei Read more

Cherish The Ladies - 13% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This project began in 1983 as a series of concerts organised by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center in New York City to celebrate women in Irish American music. The name, originating from an old jig, was a joking suggestion by Joanie Madden (whistle/flute) made to music guru, Mick Maloney who was the midwife to the success of this now firmly established ensemble. Cherish The Ladies bro Read more

Dervish - 13% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dervish in their original form were five musicians from the north west of Ireland who came together in 1988 to record an album of local music, The Boys Of Sligo. The five musicians involved, Liam Kelly (flute/whistles), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Martin McGinley (fiddle), Brian McDonagh (mandola; ex-Oisín) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki/guitar), were inspired by the proje Read more


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