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Tommy Makem

Tommy Makem has been played on NTS in shows including The Slip, featured first on 28 February 2022. Songs played include The Butcher Boy.

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 during the 1950s and 60s. 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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The Butcher Boy
Tommy Makem
Tradition Records1961
The Butcher Boy
Tommy MakemTradition Records1961
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