Tommy Makem

Tommy Makem

Real Name:
Thomas 'Tommy' Makem
Born: November 4, 1932 in Keady, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Died: August 1, 2007 in Dover, New Hampshire, USA.
Tommy Makem was an internationally celebrated Irish folk musician, artist, poet and storyteller, best known as a member of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. He played the long-necked 5-string banjo, guitar, tin whistle, and bagpipes, and sang in a distinctive baritone. He was sometimes known as "The Bard of Armagh" (taken from a traditional song of the same name) and "The Godfather of Irish Music". He was an influence on folk singers and pop musicians from Bob Dylan to Shane Macgowan.
Makem died in August 2007, in Dover, New Hampshire. The cause was said to be complications from lung cancer. He was 74.
In Groups:


Tommy Makem Discography Tracks


Tommy Makem Songs Of Tommy Makem (Album) Tradition Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version
MLD.20 Tommy Makem It's Tommy Himself!(LP) Emerald MLD.20 Ireland 1962 Sell This Version
Tommy Makem Tommy Makem Sings Tommy Makem (Album) Columbia UK 1967 Sell This Version
Tommy Makem The Bard Of Armagh (Album) CBS US 1970 Sell This Version
ST 2033 Tommy Makem Love Is Lord Of All(LP) GWP Records ST 2033 US 1971 Sell This Version
Tommy Makem Listen For The Rafters Are Ringing (Album) CBS Australia 1972 Sell This Version
ES 90203, ES-90203 Tommy Makem Recorded Live(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia ES 90203, ES-90203 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
Tommy Makem In The Dark Green Woods (Album) Polydor US 1969 Sell This Version
2383 328 Tommy Makem Ever The Winds(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 328 UK 1975 Sell This Version
52008 Tommy Makem An Evening With Tommy Makem(LP) Shanachie 52008 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
52011 Tommy Makem Lonesome Waters(LP, Album) Shanachie 52011 US 1986 Sell This Version
52021, SH 52021 Tommy Makem Rolling Home(CD, Album) Shanachie, Shanachie 52021, SH 52021 US 1989 Sell This Version
Tommy Makem Live At The Irish Pavilion (Album) Shanachie US 1993 Sell This Version
TCD 1001 Liam Clancy, Tommy Makem, Family & Friends* Liam Clancy, Tommy Makem, Family & Friends* - The Lark In The Morning(CD, Mono, RE, RM) Tradition TCD 1001 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
EMCD 9023 Tommy Makem Legendary Tommy Makem Collection(2xCD) Emerald EMCD 9023 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2058 470 Tommy Makem In The Dark Green Woods(7", Single) Polydor 2058 470 UK 1974 Sell This Version
C4-2976 Tommy Makem Vancouver(7", Single) Columbia C4-2976 Canada Unknown Sell This Version


HALP136 Tommy Makem 4 Green Fields(LP, Album, Comp) Hawk (2) HALP136 Ireland 1975 Sell This Version
52040 Tommy Makem From The Archives(CD, Comp) Shanachie 52040 US 1995 Sell This Version

Videos (2) Edit