Meet The Yellow Bittern director at The Eye

IRISH FOLKSINGER Liam Clancy, the man Bob Dylan called “just the best ballad singer I’d ever heard in my whole life”, is now the subject of a major documentary feature.

The Yellow Bittern – The Life and Times of Liam Clancy, an intimate, confessional and highly cinematic film, charts the remarkable rise to fame of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. It traces their small-town beginnings in Co Tipperary to the folk hey-day of Greenwich Village in the sixties where they absorbed black musical influences, played for JFK and out-sold The Beatles.

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem would go on to influence Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and The Pogues, and become an iconic presence on the Irish cultural map.

The Yellow Bittern is directed by Alan Gilsenan. He will attend the opening night screening of the film in The Eye Cinema in Wellpark on Friday September 11 and engage in a Question & Answer session with the audience afterwards

For further information and bookings see or call 091 - 780078.


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