The appearance of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem on the Ed Sullivan TV show in 1961 was a defining moment in the modern story of Irish singing. In England and Scotland in the late 1950s the number of folk clubs was growing, the most influential being Ewan MacColl’s Singers Club in London.
At the beginning [...]
Dominic Behan (1938 – 1989)
Born into a republican working class family in Dublin, Dominic was a brother of writer Brendan Behan and step brother of Rory Furlong. As well as a singer and songwriter, he was a short story writer, novelist and playwright. He followed the family trade as a house painter before going to [...]