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The Mountain of the Women - Memoirs of an Irish Troubadour

Liam Clancy

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In an irresistible tale of a life lived fully, if not always wisely, Liam Clancy, of the legendary Irish group the Clancy Brothers, describes his eventful journey from a small town in Ireland in the 1930s into the heart of the New York music scene in the 1950s and '60s. Following in the grand tradition of such Irish memoirs as Angela's Ashes and Are You Somebody?, Liam Clancy relates his life's story in a raucously funny and star-studded account of moving from provincial Ireland to the bars and clubs of New York City, to the cusp of fame as a member of Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers. Born in 1935, the eleventh out of as many children, young Liam was a naive and innocent lad of the Old Country. His memories of childhood include bounding over hills, streams, and the occasional mountain, getting lost, and eventually found, and making mischief in the way of a typical Irish boy. As an aimless nineteen-year-old, Clancy met a strange and wonderfully energetic lover of music, Ms. Diane Guggenheim, an American heiress. She and a colleague from America had set out to record regional Irish folk music, and their undertaking led them to Carrick-on-Suir in the shadow of Slievenamon, "The Mountain of the Women," where Mammie Clancy had been known to carry a tune or two in her kitchen. Guggenheim fell for young Liam and swept him along on her travels through the British Isles, the American Appalachians, and finally Greenwich Village, the undisputed Mecca for aspiring artists of every ilk in the late 1950s. Clancy was in New York to become an actor. But on the side, he played and sang with his brothers, Paddy and Tom, and fellow countryman Tommy Makem, in pubs like the legendary White Horse Tavern. In the heady atmosphere of the Village, Clancy's life was a party filled with music, sex, and McSorley's. His friendships with then-unknown artists such as Bob Dylan, Maya Angelou, Robert Redford, Lenny Bruce, Pete Seeger and Barbra Streisand form the backdrop of the charming adventures of a small-town boy making it big in the

Language:

English

Length:

6h 13m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

14:08