I'm proud to consider myself a loyal Clancy Brothers fan. The Clancy
Brothers are one of my father's favorite bands, and I have fond memories
reading the liner notes from the LPs and listening to the music at family
When I go to Irish pubs, the bands I want to hear are those that play with
the same gusto as the Clancy Brothers.
Wishing I had one of those cool Aran sweaters.
>From: Jim Coogan <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
>Date: Friday, November 13, 1998 11:08 AM
>Subject: Paddy Clancy, RIP
>>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
>>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
>>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
>>Finbarr going in one direction - Liam, Robbie O'Connell and Liam's son
>>The Clancy Brothers opened many doors for trad musicians and I might add
>>many "purists" today wouldn't have a clue to the music if it weren't for
>>May the Lord have mercy on the soul of Paddy Clancy and all the other
>>and musicians who have gone before in the tradition of our Irish Heritage.