The Clancy Brothers

Very Best of the Clancy Brothers: Classic Folk, Rebel and Drinking Songs

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

Very Best of the Clancy Brothers: Classic Folk, Rebel and Drinking Songs collects 29 cuts culled from the legendary Irish folk outfit's three albums for the Tradition label, Rising of the Moon: Irish Songs of Rebellion, Come Fill Your Glass with Us, and Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. Clancy Brothers classics such as "Jug of Punch," "Finnegan's Wake," and "Johnny I Hardly Knew You" take center stage, rounded out by Tommy Makem-led pieces like "Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe" and "Johnny McEldoo." This is by no means a definitive collection, and the full albums themselves offer more rewards, but truth be told, there's not a bad track to be found here.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:53 Amazon
2 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:21 Amazon
3 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:47 Amazon
4 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:23 Amazon
5 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:08 Amazon
6 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:54 Amazon
7 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 03:35 Amazon
8 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:46 Amazon
9 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:53 Amazon
10 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:38 Amazon
11 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 03:37 Amazon
12 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:34 Amazon
13 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:34 Amazon
14 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:34 Amazon
15 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:02 Amazon
16 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:30 Amazon
17 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:05 Amazon
18 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:20 Amazon
19 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:39 Amazon
20 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:23 Amazon
21 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:49 Amazon
22 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:18 Amazon
23 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:57 Amazon
24 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:22 Amazon
25 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:26 Amazon
26 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:11 Amazon
27 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:45 Amazon
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The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 02:49 Amazon
29 The Clancy Brothers feat: Tommy Makem 01:40 Amazon
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