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The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
Freedom's Sons


Freedom's Sons — USA
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  • Freedom's Sons
    • 1966 - Columbia CL 2536 (mono) & CS 9336 (stereo) LP (USA)
  • Side One
    1. Outlawed Raparee (S. McGrath - T. Brett - M. O'Brien - J. English)
    2. Port Lairge
    3. I'm a Free Born Man ( E. MacColl)
    4. Hi for the Beggar Man (A. Roche)
    5. When We Were Under the King
  • Side Two
    1. Freedom's Sons [1] (Tommy Makem)
    2. Green in the Green [1]
    3. Medley Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Uprising of 1916
      1. Foggy Dew
      2. From Sean O'Casey's "Drums Under the Window"
      3. From WB Yeats' "Easter 1916"
    4. Lord Nelson (Tommy Makem)
Freedom's Sons — UK

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  • Freedom's Sons
    • 1967 - CBS BPG 62775 (mono) & SBPG 62775 (stereo) LP (UK)
  • Side One
    1. Outlawed Raparee (S. McGrath - T. Brett - M. O'Brien - J. English)
    2. Port Lairge (New words, arr. & adapted by CBTM & J. Keenan)
    3. I'm a Free Born Man (E. MacColl)
    4. Hi for the Beggar Man (A. Roche)
    5. When We Were Under the King
  • Side Two
    1. Freedom's Sons [1] (Tommy Makem)
    2. Medley Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Uprising of 1916
      1. From Padraic Pearse's "The Fool" [1]
      2. Foggy Dew
      3. From Sean O'Casey's "Drums Under the Window"
      4. From WB Yeats' "Easter 1916"
    3. Lord Nelson (Tommy Makem)

  • CBTM
    • Paddy Clancy: Vocals and Harmonica
    • Tom Clancy: Vocals
    • Liam Clancy: Vocals and Guitar
    • Tommy Makem: Vocals, Banjo and Tin Whistle
  • Credits
    • Produced by (and Cover photo): David Rubinson
    • Recorded in Dublin
    • Released 3/66
    • Arranged and adapted by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, unless otherwise noted.

Sleeve Notes

imageJust in time for St. Patrick's Day — and for any time you want to hear rowdy, rousing Irish songs — comes The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem's hale and hearty new album, FREEDOM'S SONS. What's more, it couldn't be more Irish. The Brothers and Tommy recorded it in Dublin at a concert in remembrance of the great Rebellion of 1916!

You'll hear songs of heart-lifting protest, historical story songs and songs of passion for the Emerald Isle — Freedom's Sons, When We Were Under the King, Lord Nelson, a three-part Medley Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Uprising of 1916 and many more.

Of course, you don't have to be Irish to enter into the glorious spirit of the proceedings. The moving and inspiring artistry of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem will probably convince you that you've got more than a touch of the ould sod in your veins. And in your heart.


  • Notes:
    • The UK release of this album is different from the American version — as follows:
      • Many of the spoken song introductions are longer.
      • The song "Freedom's Sons" is the full version, and was edited on the American release.
      • The song "Green in the Green" is omitted — and probably not even from this concert.
      • "The Fool" is added to the 1916 Medley.
    • In my opinion, the UK release is the superior album.