Thursday, August 02, 2007

RIP: Tommy Makem (November 4, 1932 - August 1, 2007)

As in The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

A sweet, talented and generous guy. He will be missed.

Update: My good friend and former bandmate Glenn Robert Allen, who worked with Makem for many years, will be sharing his reminiscences
on the radio today starting at 11:50 EST.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I wanted to let you know that on Saturday, August 11, The 2007 ICONS Festival will host a tribute to world-acclaimed Irish Singer Tommy Makem, who passed away earlier this week. The tribute will take place at 8:00 PM at the Abbey Stage on the festival grounds in Canton, Massachusetts.

Makem was originally listed as part of the line-up for the 2007 ICONS Festival, which celebrates the Irish culture through music, dance, literature, sports and much more, but because of poor health, he had to withdraw from the lineup several weeks ago. Now,
noted Irish musician and recording artist Mick Moloney and Irish Echo columnist Earle Hitchner will host the tribute which will feature performances from Irish singers Niamh Parsons, Jimmy Crowley, Heidi Talbot of the group Cherish the Ladies, and Cathy Jordan of the Sligo-based band Dervish.

If you are interested in attending the tribute and the ICONS festival, please visit our website at for more details.