Sept 1, 2019
UTICA, NY – It’s Makem and Clancy, redux!
The Five Points Public House and Event Center, in conjunction with Craobh Dugan, is proud to host a concert of traditional Irish folk music featuring Rory Makem and Donal Clancy, on Thursday Sept 12th at 7 PM.
Continuing their family tradition, which began with their fathers in The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, independently celebrated musicians Rory Makem and Dónal Clancy come together with charismatic interpretations of songs and stories in the Irish folk tradition, while lending original music and songs of the modern folk era to the mix.
Dónal Clancy, the son of Liam Clancy, is an acclaimed guitarist, singer and performer. He has been a member of Solás and Danú and has performed with Eileen Ivers and The Chieftains.
A seasoned performer with more than 25 years on the road, Rory Makem is one of the leading forces in the song tradition of Irish music; carrying the torch of his father Tommy Makem, while promoting the craft of the modern folk era.
The duo of Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy had a huge impact on folk music around the world in the 1970s and 80s. Many songs and memorable performances came from the duo, with many of their recordings have passed into “classic” status in many collections.
Rory Makem and Dónal Clancy are justifiably proud of their families’ storied place in Irish music, and both had the opportunity to perform with their famous fathers over the years. While staying true to their musical lineage, the latter-day Makem and Clancy have forged their own identities as Irish singers and musicians, as well as masterful storytellers with a witty and charming stage presence.
Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 the day of show. They can be purchased through Eventbrite, or at the Five Points Public House. The Five Points Public House, co-located with the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley, is located at 623 Columbia St, Utica.
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(graphic – Donal Clancy [left] and Rory Makem [right])