Tommy Makem died Wednesday after a long battle with lung cancer. Born in Armagh Ireland he came to the United States in 1955 looking for work as an actor. The folk music revival was booming in New York city in the late 1950s.
After teaming up with Liam, Tom, and Paddy Clancy they found a ready audience for the songs all of them had learned in childhood. Together they largely introduced irish music to the U.S.
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