Tommy Makem

Live: National Concert Hall

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This live concert by two of the most beloved and respected Irish folk musicians in history embodies the true spirit of this traditional genre. An album brimming with Irish pride, bleary-eyed humor, sorrows of Irish immigration, and the love of Irish lasses, this performance is one of the best of its kind. Makem and Clancy's stage personalities are engaging and charismatic as they tell stories and sing, with love, of their homeland.

Poetic songs such as "Dandelion Wine," sung by Liam Clancy, bring to life the beauty of the Irish countryside. Makem's versions of "Summer Roads" and "The Orchard" share a similar sentimental reverie. Playful tunes such as "Little Beggarman" and "Whatever You Say, Say Nothing" are sprightly dance numbers that finds the audience joining in on the choruses. Finally, the country ballad "Journey's End" rounds out the concert with a cozy, parting glass of Irish romanticism.

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