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Thomas "Tommy" Makem (November 4, 1932 – August 1, 2007) was an internationally celebrated Irish folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller. He was 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".

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  • Avatar for warmandcrispy
    my boy
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    Nice "Irish sound" as always.......
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    Don't forget to visit Irish Drinking Songs Daily - for your daily dose of Irish drinking songs. Sláinte
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    great songs
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    A great guy.
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    I went to hear Tommy in the opera house in belfast not to many years ago, Thank God I did...
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    R.I.P. Tommy.

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