Liam Clancy

Born Sep 2, 1935

William "Liam" Clancy (Irish Liam Mac Fhlannchadha) was an Irish folk singer and actor from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. He was the youngest and last surviving member of performing group The Clancy Brothers. The group were regarded as Ireland's first pop stars. They recorded 55 albums, achieving global sales of millions and appearing at a sold-out Carnegie Hall, New York and the Royal Albert Hall, London.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Liam Clancy.


1935 Birth He was born at Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland on 2 September 1935. … Read More


1955 19 Years Old During her 1955 trip to Keady, Clancy encountered Tommy Makem for the first time. … Read More


1964 28 Years Old In 1964, thirty percent of all albums sold in Ireland were Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem records. … Read More


1969 33 Years Old Bobby Clancy, who had joined the group in 1969, died on 6 September 2002. … Read More
1975 39 Years Old In 1975, he was booked to play a festival in Cleveland, Ohio, US, where Tommy Makem was also playing.


1988 52 Years Old The two played a set together and formed the group Makem and Clancy, performing in numerous concerts and recording several albums together until 1988. … Read More
1989 53 Years Old With Coulter, Clancy had a top four hit single in 1989, "Home from the Sea". … Read More
1990 54 Years Old Liam Clancy was the last surviving member of the original Clancy Brothers. Tom Clancy died on 7 November 1990, Patrick Clancy died on 11 November 1998, and Tommy Makem died on 1 August 2007.


2001 65 Years Old In 2001, Liam Clancy published a memoir titled The Mountain of the Women.
2005 69 Years Old He also was in No Direction Home, the 2005 Bob Dylan documentary directed by Martin Scorsese.
2006 70 Years Old In 2006, Clancy was profiled in a two-hour documentary titled The Legend of Liam Clancy, produced by Anna Rodgers and John Murray with Crossing the Line Films, and screened on the Irish channel RTÉ. … Read More
2008 72 Years Old In 2008 Liam performed in a filmed concert titled Liam Clancy and Friends: Live at The Bitter End which featured the last filmed performance of his friend Odetta, as well as songs from Tom Paxton, Shane MacGowan, Gemma Hayes, Eric Bibb, and Fionn Regan as well as members of Danú. … Read More
His final album The Wheels of Life was released in 2009. … Read More
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