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Born: 1932/11/04
Birth Place: Keady, Armagh
Genres: Folk, Pop, World

Thomas 'Tommy' Makem (November 4, 1932 - August 1, 2007) 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".

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