Jack Makem (The Makems)

… biographical

Jack Makem
1920-1990—Keady, County Armagh, Ireland

Jack was the brother of Tommy Makem. The most information that I have found on Jack Makem are the sleeve notes, from the LP The Makems at Home. …

"JACK MAKEM was born in the early twenties in Keady, Co. Armagh. The oldest of a family of five he learned most of his music and song from his parents, Peter and Sarah and from the wandering musicians who travelled the country attending fairs and ceilis. Jack remembers people like Johnny Doran and Maggie Barry, calling around on a fair evening for their tea when the singing and playing would continue into the small hours."     cont'd


As I Roved Out (Field Trip-Ireland): 1960 - Folkways FW08872 LP
various artists - w/Sarah and Tommy Makem & Seamus Ennis


The Makems at Home: 1981 - Outlet OAS-3033 LP