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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Ennio RIP, Ringo # U2. Like reptiles when first seen With feathers in quill Soon fledglings will dress up In fanciful frills Through snow cotton clouds On a dappled white pony White angels rejoice Ennio Morricone Ringo is eighty A … Continue reading

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The Fastnet # Johnny Rotten At sacred Lough Derg As black thunder crashes It’s rushing fresh waters Drench Angela’s Ashes White crosses are standing In long even rows Processions of loved ones Wave as they go The Fastnet stands rigid … Continue reading

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Count John McCormack # Christy Moore. The wondrous waters Of mighty Lough Neagh Where close to the shore Spring lambs leap and play To sit by the fireside In dreamy Kilronan Reading the poems Of Wordsworth or Cronin Literary people … Continue reading

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Boomtown Rats and Maiden Big Macs. The lakes of West Meath Such places you’d like One gem beside Fore Where we fished for pike In south county Dublin There lived five young brats One wore pajamas The great Boomtown Rats … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Alabama # Rod the Mod. Pride twenty twenty Was a virtual march Pub doors to open? To slake the great parch Ten million cases Worldwide thus far Come back Paddy Reilly And give us a bar Grace notes … Continue reading

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Farewell to Yogi. Like mist this is spreading It rips out my spleen Although it sounds doleful We must quarantine Our old faithful friend Left us today Our beautiful dog Went on his way We laid him behind The evergreen … Continue reading

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A Golden Balloon # The Web of Life Balmy the evening A golden balloon Salt water lapping Against the pontoon Man’s great creations Can force us to kneel Yet spider’s fine silk Is stronger than steel Plough your own furrow … Continue reading

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Colm Horkan # Jean Kennedy Smith Guard Colm Horkan May you rest in peace Our thoughts are all with you Your smile shall not cease Cattle are lowing By hushed Celtic sea While moon daises sway Seducing the bees Bean … Continue reading

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Bloomsday # Vera Lynn Adverts for Joy Ale On Dublin’s trams Clicking high heels Spring sprong black prams Seabirds are diving Ten thousand stuffed gullets Streaks of white bubbles Torpedo-like bullets Lets rock to the Goldie For a few sunshine … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett # Lizzy We saw Tony Bennett One night at The Street Dublin was Frisco We digged his swing beat Philo and Lizzy At Dalymount Park Dublin beat Kerry We sang until dark Thespian dreamer Quill and silk scarf … Continue reading

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