In the names of their fathers

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SONGBOOK AND STORIES Rory Makem and Donal Clancy carry on the legacy of their fathers.

Makem and Clancy’s sons take show to Westport

This Saturday, October 22, Westport Town Hall will host a nostalgic evening of music when Rory Makem and Donal Clancy carry on the musical legacy, stories and songs of their legendary fathers, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy.
Rory and Donal are justifiably proud of their families’ storied place in Irish music, and both had the opportunity to perform extensively with their famous fathers over the years all over the world.
They’ve also forged their own musical paths. Dónal Clancy is an acclaimed guitarist, singer and performer, and has toured solo and with The Chieftans, Solas and Danú. Rory Makem is also seasoned performer, with over 25 years on the road, and he has toured extensively with The Makem and Spain Brothers.
Throughout their individual pursuits, the latter-day Makem and Clancy have always sung the praises – literally – of their forebears, and in 2016 finally joined forces as a duo to carry on the legacies of The Clancy Brothers and the original Makem and Clancy. Their tribute repertoire includes classics like ‘Brennan on the Moor’, ‘Whistling Gypsy Rover’, ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and many more, and they share plenty of stories and reminiscences along the way with appreciative, enthusiastic audiences that happily sing along on practically every song. Now they are bringing their Makem and Clancy songbook and stories on tour in Ireland, with the Westport date an eagerly anticipated event among Mayo’s many folk fans.

Tickets available from the Westport Town Hall Theatre box office on 098 28459 or online at