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From the Archives: Makem and Clancy 1977, hosted by Rory Makem

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From the Archives: Makem and Clancy 1977, hosted by Rory Makem

Friday, March 31, 2023

CelticMKE Center | 1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue
6:30pm Doors | 7:00pm Show


On March 31 the Ward Irish Music Archives will re-release (on their website) a show starring Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy that was originally broadcasted from New Hampshire television station WENH in 1977. Eleven episodes will be released for full public access. 

At the From the Archives event, hosted by Rory Makem, the Ward Irish Music Archives will share footage from the show, including clips that featured many folk performers at the time, such as Jerry Holland and Alisdair McGillvray. Rory Makem will reminisce about the series and perform some songs.

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$15 online
$20 at the door

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About Rory Makem

A seasoned performer with over 32 years on the road, Rory Makem has toured extensively with The Makem Brothers, and the Makem and Spain Brothers and for 17 years played guitar with his father, Tommy Makem. He has played sold-out venues, festivals, and theaters throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Ireland. At his best on stage, Rory captivates his audiences with charisma, passion for the songs, poetry, history, humor and skilled musicianship.

The love of song runs deep in the family. Continuing a legacy handed down from his Grandmother, the legendary source singer Sarah Makem, Rory pulls the songs of the worker, the sailor, the lovers, the fighters and the land from the pages of history and breathes life into them. An adept interpreter of folk songs, he masterfully accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, mandolin or bouzouki.


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