Louis le Brocquy and The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
One of Ireland's most renowned artists, Louis le Brocquy, passed away in April 2012 at the age of 95.
He designed the covers for two record albums for Tradition Records in New York City, the first label to record The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem.
In his memoir The Mountain of the Women the late Liam Clancy wrote "...For the Lark in the Morning he (Louis le Brocquy) did a grey-on-white rendition of
the Newgrange spirals as a background to the title, and for The Rising of the Moon he sent us a square of green plywood with a quarter moon and a bloodstained
piece of calico, roughly cut in the shape of a shirt, glued to it. They both made powerful album covers and both won graphics awards for best album designs of
the year..." New York City circa 1959.