The Yellow Bittern: The Life and Times of Liam Clancy

by Alan Gilsenan, Ireland, 2009, 120’

Yellow Bittern is a revealing and surprising portrait of the last surviving member of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and the man Bob Dylan called “just about the best ballad singer I’ve ever heard in my life”.

This intimate, confessional and highly cinematic film charts the remarkable rise of these devil-may-care Irish singers, from their small-town beginnings in County Tipperary in Ireland to the folk heyday of Greenwich Village in the Sixties, where they absorbed black musical influences, played for JFK and outsold the Beatles.

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