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Tommy Makem, despite cancer, still carries his banjo far from his Dover, N.H., home.

He still sings to Irish ears

By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / November 21, 2006

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DOVER, N.H. -- Fifty years after Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers introduced a raucous, revolutionary brand of Irish folk music to the global stage, Makem's fingers still begin moving the instant he picks up a banjo. (Full article: 873 words)

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