Irish musician 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. In the 90’s he moved to New York and worked as guitarist with Eileen Ivers and The Chieftains.
Donal Clancy first solo guitar album ‘Close to Home’ was described as ‘a sweet masterpiece of melodic grace and riveting groove’. When he returned home in 2009 he began to focus his attention on the family repertoire of songs that he grew up with, while keeping the Clancy tradition alive with his solo performances.
Donal Clancy's latest album ‘ On the Lonesome Plain features a mix of vocal tracks and guitar instrumentals including two of his own compositions.