Tommy Makem

Thomas 'Tommy' Makem

Also known as Makem, Makem Brothers, The, T. Makem, Tom Makem, Tom Makemm, Tom Maken
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Discography of Tommy Makem:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Bard Of Armagh 12 Audio 1970 CBS
2 Songs Of Tommy Makem 12 Audio 1961 Tradition
3 In The Dark Green Woods 12 Audio 1974 Polydor
4 Sings Tommy Makem 11 Audio 1967 CBS
5 The Bard Of Armagh 12 Audio 1970 GWP Records
6 Ever The Winds 12 Audio 1975 Polydor
7 Lonesome Waters 11 Audio 1986 Shanachie
8 From The Archives 23 Audio 1995 Shanachie
9 Rolling Home 11 Audio 1989
10 Live At The Irish Pavilion 14 Audio 1993 Shanachie

(November 4, 1932 – August 1, 2007)

Tommy Makem was an internationally celebrated Irish folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller, best known as a member of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. He played the long-necked 5-string banjo, guitar, tin whistle, and bagpipes, and sang in a distinctive baritone. He was sometimes known as "The Bard of Armagh" (taken from a traditional song of the same name) and "The Godfather of Irish Music". He was an influence on folk singers and pop musicians from Bob Dylan to Shane Macgowan.

Makem died in August 2007, in Dover, New Hampshire. The cause was said to be complications from lung cancer. He was 74.

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