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Death of Tommy Makem

2 August, 2007


Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan has said that Tommy Makem was a key figure in the resurgence of traditional Irish music in the 20th century.

Commenting on news of the death of the acclaimed Keady born folk musician in the US, Mr Boylan said:

"I share the sadness of many at the death of acclaimed folk musician Tommy Makem. The gifted musician, poet and storyteller was a key figure in bringing about the resurgence of traditional Irish music in the 20th century." ENDS

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