The Black Box and Clonmel World Music Proudly Present:
Makem & Clancy
The Next Generation Tour
Rory Makem and Donal Clancy carry on the musical legacy, stories and songs of their legendary fathers, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. Rory & Donal are delighted to bring this very special show to Belfast in August , following two sold out shows in Ireland in April 2019. Both shows, in Clonmel Co Tipperary and Keady Co Armagh, played to packed houses, and got great audience reaction and great reviews.
Rory and Donal – the sons of, respectively, Tommy Makem and Liam 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.
“The thing is with Makem and Clancy, they just sang the songs they liked; it didn’t matter where they came from. It’s much the same for us . You had these four lads from small-town Ireland who did something that was new and exciting without realizing it. They were doing something they loved in the way they felt it should be done.
And it’s amazing that our fathers, who were such kindred spirits, with the same interests, same ambitions, same backgrounds in many ways, happened to meet – really seems like it was just meant to be. – Donal Clancy
and so… the tradition continues.
“Having seen Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem back in the 1980s at the Cork Opera house, tonight was a pure nostalgia trip for me, and judging by the audience’s reaction I was not alone, and the crowd joined in the rousing choruses. The evening ended all too soon with the timeless show stopper The Wild Mountain Thyme, it was followed by 500 people on their feet clapping in appreciation and gratitude for one of the best gigs that has been seen in south Tipperary in a decade or two”. – Sean Laffey, Irish Music Magazine Review – August 2019