Liam Clancy

Liam Clancy (irsk: Liam Mac Fhlannchadha; 2. september 19354. december 2009) var en irsk folkemusiker og skuespiller fra Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. Han var det yngste medlem af den indflydelsesrige folkemusikgruppe The Clancy Brothers, der blev betragtet som Irlans første rigtige popstjerner.[1] De indspillede 55 albums, solgte millioner af plader på verdensplan og optrådte med udsolgte koncerter på prominente koncertsteder som Carnegie Hall og Royal Albert Hall.[2][3]

Liam Clancy
Odetta & Liam.jpg
Liam Clancy (th.) med sangeren Odetta i 2006.
Information
Født 8. maj 1971 (49 år)
Carrick-on-Suir Rediger på Wikidata
Oprindelse Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Irland
Død 4. december 2009 (74 år)
Cork, Irland
Genre Folkemusik, irsk folkemusik
Beskæftigelse Musiker, skuespiller
Aktive år 1955–2009
Associeret med The Clancy Brothers, Makem and Clancy

Liam blev generelt betragtet som gruppens stærkeste vokaler.[4] Bob Dylan betragtede ham som den bedste balladesanger nogensinde,[1][3][5][6] mensGay Byrne beskrev ham som en af de "mest berømte fire irere i verden" på højdepunktet i The Clancy Brothers' karriere.[2] Han var en central figur i 1960'erne under genoplivningen af folkemusiktraditionen på begge sider af Atlanterhavet.[3][7] I 1976, som del af duoen Makem and Clancy, havde han et nummer 1 hit i Irland med anti-krigssangen "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (skrevet af den skotsk-australske sangskriver Eric Bogle).[8] Ved hans død skrev The Irish Times at hans eftermæle var sikret.[7]

DiskografiRediger

Solo recordingsRediger

  • 1965 – Liam Clancy – Vanguard LP/CD

*re-released with bonus tracks as 'Irish Troubadour' on Vanguard CD

  • 1974 – Farewell to Tarwaithie – Plainsong LP

*on Shanachie CD as "The Dutchman"

  • 2007 – Yes Those Were The Days: The Essential Liam Clancy Dolphin Records
  • 2008 – The Wheels of Life, Dolphin Records

Guest recordingsRediger

  • 1955 – The Lark in the Morning – Tradition LP/Rykodisc CD
  • 1956 – The Countess Cathleen – Tradition LP
  • 1989 – Phil Coulter: Words and Music – Shanachie CD
  • 1992 – Phil Coulter: A Touch of Tranquility – Shanachie CD
  • 1994 – Joanie Madden: Whistle on the Wind – Green Linnet CD
  • 1999 – Cherish the Ladies: At Home – RCA CD
  • 2000 – The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone – Windham Hill CD
  • 2002 – Danú: All Things Considered – Shanachie CD

Liam Clancy and Tommy MakemRediger

Blackbird and Shanachie Records

  • Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy (1976)
  • The Makem & Clancy Concert (1977)
  • Two for the Early Dew (1978)
  • The Makem and Clancy Collection (1980) – contains previously released material and singles
  • Live at the National Concert Hall (1983)
  • We've Come A Long Way (1986)

FilmographyRediger

  • 1984 – The Story of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Shanachie
  • 1984 – Reunion Concert: Belfast – Shanachie
  • circa 1985 – Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest (1965) – Central Sun / Shanachie (reissue)
  • 1997 – Farewell to Ireland – Pinnacle Vision
  • 2007 – Yes...Those Were the Days: Liam Clancy – Live at the Olympia, Dublin – unknown distributor

*originally released in 1992 as "In Close Up: Volumes 1 and 2" from a concert recorded in 1989

  • 2007 – The Best of 'Hootenanny' – Shout!
  • 2009 – The Yellow Bittern: The life and times of Liam Clancy

ReferencerRediger

  1. ^ a b Grainne Cunningham and Louise Hogan (5. december 2009). "World mourns passing of an inspirational folk legend". Irish Independent. Hentet 5. december 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Last survivor of legendary Clancy Brothers with special voice for a ballad". The Irish Times. 5. december 2009. Arkiveret fra originalen 18. november 2010. Hentet 5. december 2009. The group, described by Gay Byrne as the "most famous four Irishmen in the world", recorded 55 albums which sold in their millions around the world. (abonnement nødvendigt)
  3. ^ a b c "Liam Clancy dies aged 74". RTÉ News and Current Affairs. 4. december 2009. Hentet 4. december 2009. 
  4. ^ Siobhán Long (5. december 2009). "Last Clancy brother relished being emotionally trapped by a song". The Irish Times. Hentet 5. december 2009. The youngest of the Clancy brothers, he grew up in Carrick-on-Suir, where he learned the words of his first song, The Croppy Boy. [...] Liam was widely acknowledged as the strongest singer in the group. 
  5. ^ Ronan McGreevey (4. december 2009). "Singer Liam Clancy dies aged 74". The Irish Times. Hentet 4. december 2009. 
  6. ^ "Irish folk legend Liam Clancy dies aged 74". NME. 5. december 2009. Hentet 5. december 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Clancy's legacy secured". The Irish Times. 8. december 2009. Hentet 12. december 2009. Clancy's journey from Carrick-on-Suir to the place he called "the island for people escaped from repressed backgrounds", Greenwich village in New York, and into the limelight of that watershed appearance on the Ed Sullivan television show in the 1960s is indeed a remarkable story. Finding himself in the vanguard of the folk revival – on both sides of the Atlantic – was the epitome of good fortune. 
  8. ^ Irwin, Colin (29. oktober 1977). "Folk: When Irish eyes are glaring...". Melody Maker. 52 (44): 64. 

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