Legendary Irish folk balladeer Liam Clancy has passed away at the age of 74. Liam Clancy was the last surviving member of The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. Irish music (and music in general) has lost a gifted and legendary performer, but the Clancy Brothers music will live on. Now it’s time to salute Liam and the Clancys with listening to some of their albums!
Legendary folk singer Liam Clancy has died aged 74.
The actor, singer and musician was the last surviving member of The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, who were credited with bringing Irish traditional music to a world audience in the 1960s.
He died in hospital this afternoon, surrounded by his wife Kim and two of his children, daughters Siobhan and Fiona.
Mr Clancy had been ill for some time and was admitted to Bon Secours Hospital in Cork in recent weeks.