I regretfully inform the list of the passing of Paddy Clancy of the famed
Clancy Brothers. I am only guessing but I would imagine he would have been in
the mid to upper 70's.
I was not home last night when my daughter Mary called and left word that
Aioffe (Bobby's daughter) had left the tour in British Columbia to fly home to
Ireland for the funeral so I have no other details.
The Clancy Brothers split up a few years ago with Paddy, Bobby and Bobby's son
Finbarr going in one direction - Liam, Robbie O'Connell and Liam's son Donal
The Clancy Brothers opened many doors for trad musicians and I might add that
many "purists" today wouldn't have a clue to the music if it weren't for the
May the Lord have mercy on the soul of Paddy Clancy and all the other singers
and musicians who have gone before in the tradition of our Irish Heritage.