Author Archives: Tom Clancy, Poet, Folk Singer,

About Tom Clancy, Poet, Folk Singer,

Tom Clancy, Poet. He is a renowned Irish folk musician, an aficionado of the tin whistle and the unique sounding, "Low Whistle". Well known as a Trad Folk Singer and International Rugby player, his poetry now speaks for itself, from the Hearth and the Heart. Facebook features more and more Poetry extracts as he nears the launch of his first book of poems. Tom is available as an after dinner speaker and entertainer, delivering the music and stories that form the soundtrack of his life.

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Ronald Reagan # Dolly Parton September mornings An Indian Summer Warming the homes Of south Wexford mummers Hazelnuts hang In family clusters Statesmen engage In rank filibuster Thistledown birds nests In Ballaghaderreen Old Ronnie Reagan Loved Ballyporeen Sad is the … Continue reading

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Toots Hibbert # Leonard Cohen & THE CURE Wee Man now sleeps No more to stunt Brave and foolhardy Blissfully blunt Sparks in the darkness And barrel top wagons Back to when Bulmers Sold cider in flagons Just off West … Continue reading

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Mandela # Cleopatra # Ronald Bell & Sinatra Golf ball sized conkers In Monasterboice I’d claim every chestnut If I had the choice Oak trees are swaying Near Wicklow’s Shillelagh Facing the storms Like Nelson Mandela The Strawberry Beds Roll … Continue reading

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Boris # Robert Browning Boris the brain Is blocking the exit Hedging his bets And playing with Brexit Yellow Brick Road E.John on piano Damo and Ivor And breakfast with Grano Echoes of royals The huge Rock of Cashel Gulls … Continue reading

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Ned Broy # Glenn Miller Triangle jingling Up in the Joy The Castle at Midnight And ghost of Ned Broy Thoughts for a legend Great Paul McGrath His friend has departed Farewell to his Ma Couples a courting They met … Continue reading

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Finnegan’s Wake # Daniel Prude A deft escape artist Andy Dufrain Crawled through a pipe As he sang Nancy Spain September sunshine Peeps through the trees Footprints form salt pools In Fethard on Sea The swan in the evening Sweeps … Continue reading

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Banna Strand # Jacob Blake. The Ramones. Wild Banna Strand Midst roars in the din Old ghosts still wait For the boat to come in Badgers in sets By the castle in Trim Where rabbits sit tight For the dawn … Continue reading

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Master McGrath # Happy Birthday Van the Man. What is a poem? Where does it go? It drifts on forever Alone in the flow Van the blues singer Is seventy five Into the Mystic Strangford Lough drives Master McGrath The … Continue reading

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Usain Bolt # Lady Lavery The fastest sprint runner The world’s ever seen Swift Usain Bolt Caught covid nineteen Where are the gold dafs That bloomed in the Spring? They now sleep in peace ‘Til their waking bell rings Plumes … Continue reading

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Crazy Golf # Status Quo. Cream at a golf gig Beyond in the west The great and the good ‘We’re simply the best’ Lets pull up the ladder And we’ll seal your fate We have arrived With mountainous full plates … Continue reading

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