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Liam Clancy is unwell. He should have headlined the Saturday night concert at Carrick on Suir’s Clancy Brother’s Festival on June 13th but was unable to attend due to poor health.

His manager David Teevan apologised to the 600+ sell out crowd and told them that Liam was suffering from fibrosis of the lungs which made it difficult for him to breath and he reluctantly would not be able to sing this evening.

The singer Maxi had visited Liam earlier in the afternoon, as part of a writing project she is carrying out and said he was in great spirits, was working on editing an autobiographical movie, and she conveyed his best wishes and apologies for not being 100% to perform on the night. Each act on the night spoke warmly about Liam and all were quick to add that his contribution to our lives was immeasureable.

The show became a tribute to Liam Clancy, it included performances by Kevin Evans, members of Danu and a finale led by Liams’ nephew Finbarr Clancy.

We send our best wishes to Liam and his family and wish him a speedy recovery.
Sean L

Permalink - Posted: June 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm