The Yellow Bittern - The Life and Times of Liam Clancy

11/09/2009
  |  Book Tickets: 11/09/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 11/09/2009
  |  120 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Yellow Bittern - The Life and Times of Liam Clancy Film Poster

Synopsis

Feature-length documentary about Irish folk musician Liam Clancy, the last surviving member of the highly influential band The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. The film charts the raucous rise to fame of the devil-may-care Irish singers from their small-town beginnings in County Tipperary in Ireland to the folk heyday of New York's Greenwich Village in the 1960s, where they absorbed black musical influences, played for JFK and outsold the Beatles. It also features candid interviews with Liam Clancy, revealing a man whose personal life has been profoundly affected by the excesses of the performing world.