Dónal Clancy is an acclaimed guitarist, singer and performer. His father and uncles of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem are often regarded as the first group to bring Irish folk song to a worldwide audience in the 1950′s and 60’s. Dónal grew up in a household and community steeped in music. He spent his early childhood in Canada and the US before his family settled back in An Rinn, Co.Waterford in 1983.
The Waterford-based singer and guitarist recently released a new solo recording, On the Lonesome Plain, on which he revisited songs popularized during the traditional music revival years by his father Liam and others. The album also features instrumental tracks that highlight Dónal's marvelous, harp-like finger-picking virtuosity, and "Strike for Victory," a stirring self-penned anthem commemorating the Easter Rising.