Clancy brothers’ legacy lives on with the Kilkennys

Clancy brothers’ legacy lives on with the Kilkennys

More than a quarter of a century after the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem were last heard singing together, still their memory lives on as Ireland’s greatest ever musical export, with 55 albums still selling today.

And an entirely new tribute show, with Irish young folk and ballad group The Kilkennys and narrated by RTE Irish television’s Cathal MacCabe, will be staged at Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Monday, April 16, called Fine Girl, Ye Are.

It traces the rumbustious story of the Clancys from their early days in the paint shop of a car factory in Cleveland to international fame and stardom, including an special performance for President John F Kennedy in the White House.

Growing up just 25 miles from the Clancys’ hometown of Carrick-on-Suir, The Kilkennys have been raised in the same musical tradition and perform the great Clancy songs with an authenticity which brings audiences to their feet time again.

They have already toured extensively in Europe, the United States and Ireland before this current extensive tour of Great Britain.

Tickets for the show are available online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Tuesday 27 March

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