The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, Come Fill Your Glass With Us: Irish Songs Of Drinking & Blackguarding

Chris Nickson

By Chris Nickson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

It wouldn't be Ireland without a few drinking songs, and the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem made their reputation singing them. It's a soundtrack for Guinness and Bushmill's, but while enjoying the raucous pleasure of "Courting in the Kitchen" it's easy to overlook the quality of the performances, and a selection of songs, like "Portlairge," that delves well beyond the obvious. As they should, they finish with the wistful tale of "The Parting Glass."