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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
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