Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Weight

The Clancy Brothers were an Irish folk music singing group, most popular in the 1960s, who are often credited with popularizing Irish traditional music in the United States. The brothers were Pat, Tom, and Liam. Though born in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland, they did not begin playing together until they emigrated to the United States. They often were accompanied by other musicians, notably Pete Seeger on several occasions. They began playing at small clubs in Greenwich Village, but as their popularity grew so did their venues. By 1962 they played Carnegie Hall.

Friends of Bob Dylan, in this clip, the Clancy Brothers perform Dylan's Ramblin Gamblin Willie in their famous irish accents and instrumentation. Listen for the namecheck of 'Cripple Creek.'

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