Tommy Makem

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Thomas "Tommy" Makem (4 November 1932 – 1 August 2007) was an internationally celebrated Irish folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller. He was best known as a member of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. He played the long-necked 5-string banjo, tin whistle, low whistle, guitar, bodhrán and bagpipes, and sang in a distinctive baritone. He was sometimes known as "The Bard of Armagh" (taken from a traditional song of the same name) and "The Godfather of Irish Music".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1961 Songs of Tommy Makem 3
1968 Tommy Makem Sings Tommy Makem 2
1974 In the Dark Green Woods 1
1985 Lonesome Waters 2
1989 Rolling Home 1
1990 The Tommy Makem Songbag 1
1995 Tommy Makem's Christmas 1
1998 The Song Tradition 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 From the Archives 1
2007 The Legendary Tommy Makem Collection 1
2013 The Tommy Makem Collection 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1973 A Room Full of Song 1
1985 An Evening With Tommy Makem 2
1992 Tommy Makem and Friends in Concert 1
1993 Live at the Irish Pavilion 1

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