Irish singer Tommy Makem dies at the age of 74

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Irish singer Tommy Makem dies at the age of 74

Post by jodlyn »

Legendary singer Tommy Makem has died of cancer according to entertainment news. What a sad day! His son says Makem died in Dover where he had been living for quite a while.

Tommy Makem was part of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem band. I remember seeing him on Ed Sullivan, and he had this wonderful way of singing a story. You could close your eyes and picture Ireland or the other far away places he sang about. His style of singing became so successful, and many times he couldn't keep up with requests for his appearances.

Rip Mr. Makem.
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Thanks , Jody.

Post by tmac396 »

I'm not familiar with him, but after reading what you said about him, I will be trying to learn more.
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