The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Reunion Concert 1984
"When in 1961 The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show they performed for an electrifying 19 straight minutes and then went on the global success on a scale that remains one of the most intriguing musical phenomena of the 60's.
This year, 1984, twenty years and over forty records later, The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem will be back together in concert for the first time since April 1969.
Their appearance on May 20 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall will be as much a reunion for thousands of their fans as it will be for the singers.
The charisma, intelligence and crackle of these four men is undimmed and their reunion is a unique opportunity to look back at the 60's with the eyes of the 80's.
Was their power derived from the growth and emergence of the Irish element in America, a movement that was epitomised by the election of John F. Kennedy as President?
Did they represent a breath of gratitude and freedom after Senator McCarthy's witch-hunt had failed?
Were they part of a national search for individuality, the beginnings of an end of the American Dream?
Or were they merely and gloriously a piece of magic, an act of spontaneous combustion?
The performance at Lincoln Center will become part of a film on the group tracing their Irish origins, their vital influence on a whole generation of Americans and American singers from Dylan to Streisand and their continuing place in the music of this land".
The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Reunion Concert
- David Hammond - Producer
- Derek Bailey - Director
- Ron Delsener Enterprizes Inc - Promoter
- Maurice Cassidy – Project Co-ordination