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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 06:53 AM
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Tommy Makem, RIP
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles...

DOVER, N.H. --Acclaimed Irish singer, songwriter and storyteller Tommy Makem has died of cancer, ending a worldwide entertainment career that spanned more than five decades. He was 74.

"It is with great sadness that I have to report Tommy Makem passed away tonight after a long bout with lung cancer," said a message posted on his website Wednesday night.

Makem was best known around the world while performing with the band The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Liam Clancy, his life-long music partner, led the tributes.

"Tommy was a man of high integrity, honesty, and his courage really shone through towards the end," he told RTE Radio in Dublin, Ireland
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 09:00 AM
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1. autographed picture
I got a pic in the mail about 3-4 months ago. A friend of mine got him to do some voice overs for an east coast political campaign years ago but he still remembered him. He wrote to Tommy and got me an autographed picture that hangs proudly in our home. When he would play at Kieran's Pub in MN he always acknowledged my friend. Great guy and a great musician, the world is sad today. God rest him-
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 05:31 PM
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2. Sorry to hear this...
A little Tommy for all of you.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GUzsFaEd4MU

Brennan On The Moor.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 08:35 PM
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3. Sad loss.
Edited on Sat Aug-25-07 08:36 PM by JohnnyLib2
We were at the Butte Irish Festival a few days after his death. Each group and performer paid tribute; several had careers helped along by him. Touching moments.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 07:28 AM
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4. The Dublin Irish Festival also did tributes to him
His sons, of course, did not appear as scheduled, but went back to be with the family. Ah, but there was fine music in his honor!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 03:37 PM
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5. his sons are playing here in Pgh this weekend with a tribute group
he used to be at our Irish fest here every year...
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:03 PM
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6. Bless his soul
:cry: Rest in peace.
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